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Wang Hai

Wang Hai (Chinese: 王海), (January 19, 1926- ) is a Chinese ace pilot of the 3rd Fighter Aviation Division during the Korean War (1950–1953). During the war, he shot down or damaged 9 American aircraft, with his own air group scoring 29. The MiG fighter he flew is exhibited in the Military Museum in Beijing.

After the war, he was promoted to command an air division, and later the Commander-in-chief and vice Party Secretary of the Guangzhou Military Region Air Force. He commanded the PLA's air force units during the army's enforcement of martial law in Beijing to quell the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989. He retired in 1992, and was given the rank of Air Marshal in August, 1998. On 19 October 2010 he led a Chinese delegation to Pyongyang to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers into the Korean War.

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List of Korean War flying aces

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