Accident Polikarpov I-15 5905, Friday 20 May 1938
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Date:Friday 20 May 1938
Type:Polikarpov I-15
Owner/operator:ROC Air Force - 17th Squadron
Registration: 5905
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kaifeng, Henan Province -   China
Phase: Combat
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Destination airport:
Shot down by Japanese fighters. The whereabouts of the pilot is a matter of confusion, but all sources suggest that he was not immediately killed when his plane crashed.

Pilot: Junqiu ZHU


Han, M., Zhu, Z. & Meng, L.1994. Trampling on the "Hinomaru Aircraft Insignia"—the glorious story of Junqiu Zhu, a China Air Force hero against Japan. Research of Aviation History, 1997(04): 57-62. (in Chinese)

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