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Zhao Baotong during the Korean War.

Zhao Baotong (Chinese: 赵宝桐, 1928 in Fushun, Liaoning - 2003) was a MiG-15 pilot of the People's Republic of China. He was a flying ace during the Korean War, with 9 victories.[1]

A member of the 3rd Fighter Aviation Division,[2][3] He was the first Chinese pilot to achieve ace status.[3] Also known as Chao Bao Tun.[1]

Although all Chinese aces have received the title Combat Hero in acknowledgement of their services,[4] very little information is known of the Chinese pilots during the war due to the lack of published records.

See also



  • Varhola, Michael J. (2000). "Fire and Ice: The Korean War, 1950–1953". Mason City, Iowa: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-1-882810-44-4. 
  • Zhang, Xiao Ming (2004). "Red Wings over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea". College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 1-58544-201-1. 

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