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Fang Ziyi
Native name 方子翼
Birth name Fang Taixing (方泰兴)
Born 1917
Died 17 March 2015 (aged 97–98)
Place of birth Guoziyuan Township, Jinzhai County, Anhui, China
Place of death Beijing, China
Allegiance  People's Republic of China
Service/branch  People's Liberation Army Air Force
Years of service 1930 – ?
Rank PLAMjGeneral r.png Major General
Commands held Deputy Commander of the Beijing Military Region Air Force
Deputy Commander of the Guangzhou Military Region Air Force
Battles/wars Chinese Civil War (Long March)
Second Sino-Japanese War
Chinese Communist Revolution
Korean War
Awards Order of Bayi
Order of Independence and Freedom
Order of Liberation
Red Heart Order

Fang Ziyi (Chinese: 方子翼; pinyin: Fāng Zǐyì; 1917 – 17 March 2015) was a major general in the People's Liberation Army Air Force of China. He served as Deputy Commander of the Air Force of Beijing Military Region and Deputy Commander of the Air Force of Guangzhou Military Region, and adviser of PLA Air Force Aviation University.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Fang was born Fang Taixing (Chinese: 方泰兴) in Guoziyuan Township of Jinzhai County, in Anhui province, in 1917, during the Republic of China.[1]

He joined the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army in 1930, the Communist Youth League of China in 1931, and the Communist Party of China in 1933. During the Chinese Civil War, he took part in the Long March. He served as a student in Flight Training Class of Xinjiang Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He served as the team leader of Eight Route Army General Headquarters Air Force, section chief of Flight Training Department, and political commissar of the Fighter Air Group in the Chinese Communist Revolution.[2] He shot down or damaged 88 American planes with his army in the Korean War.[1][3]

He was awarded the rank of Major General (shao jiang) in 1955. He was awarded Order of Bayi, Order of Independence and Freedom, Order of Liberation, and Red Heart Order. He served as Deputy Commander of the Air Force of Beijing Military Region and Deputy Commander of the Air Force of Guangzhou Military Region, and adviser of PLA Air Force Aviation University.

On March 17, 2015, Fang Ziyi died of an illness in Beijing.

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