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29 Nov 1943

China
  • Gao Youxin, leading P-43A fighters of Chinese 21st Pursuit Squadron based in En-shih Airfield, escorted a supply run by P-40M fighters with drop tanks full of rifle ammunition for Changde, Hunan Province, China. During this mission, Gao veered off to attack a flight of Ki-43 bombers of Japanese 25th Sentai, claiming one shot down northeast of the village of Hanshou. ww2dbase [Gao Youxin | Changde, Hunan | CPC]
17 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 17 Dec 1943
Chinese soldier displaying captured Japanese chemical weapon canister, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 17 Dec 1943
24 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 24 Dec 1943
Japanese prisoners of war, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 24 Dec 1943, photo 1 of 4Japanese prisoners of war, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 24 Dec 1943, photo 2 of 4Japanese prisoners of war, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 24 Dec 1943, photo 3 of 4Japanese prisoners of war, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 24 Dec 1943, photo 4 of 4
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25 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 25 Dec 1943
City of Changde in ruins, Hunan Province, China, 25 Dec 1943, photo 01 of 22City of Changde in ruins, Hunan Province, China, 25 Dec 1943, photo 02 of 22City of Changde in ruins, Hunan Province, China, 25 Dec 1943, photo 03 of 22City of Changde in ruins, Hunan Province, China, 25 Dec 1943, photo 04 of 22
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