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Han during the Korean War.

Li Han (Chinese: 李汉, 1924 in Tang County, Hebei) was a MiG-15 pilot of the People's Republic of China. He was a flying ace during the Korean War, with 8 victories.[1]

A member of the 4th Fighter Aviation Division[2][3] He was the first Chinese pilot credited with shooting down a U.S. aircraft.[2]

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.

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  • 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 [[Special:BookSources/978-1-58544-201-1|978-1-58544-201-1]]. 

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