Li Tianyu in 1955
|Born||January 8, 1914|
|Died||September 27, 1970(aged 56)|
|Place of birth||Lingui, Guangxi, China|
|Place of death||Beijing|
|Allegiance||Chinese Communist Party|
|Service/branch||People's Liberation Army|
|Years of service||1928-1970|
|Commands held||PLA Deputy Chief of Staff|
|Battles/wars||Northern Expedition, Second Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War|
Li Tianyou (Chinese: 李天佑; Wade–Giles: Li T'ien-yu; 1914–1970) was a general (shang jiang) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He led Communist forces to victory during the Battle of Siping. He was Lin Biao's chief of staff during the Chinese Civil War. Earlier in the war, he earned a reputation as a reckless military leader due to his intentional sacrifice of his entire division during the Long March, even though that bought more time for the Communist forces to retreat from the pursuing KMT forces. During the Korean War, he commanded the PVA 13th Army which defeated the UN forces in northwestern Korea.
References[edit | edit source]
- Spurr, Russell (24 June 1999). Enter the Dragon: China's Undeclared War Against the U.S. in Korea, 1950-1951. Newmarket Press. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-55704-249-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=Y6gpLDZi4hcC&pg=PA168.
- The Battle of the Chongchon
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