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Wu Faxian

Wu Faxian
吴法宪
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Born (1915-08-25)25 August 1915
Yongfeng County, Jiangxi, Republic of China
Died 17 October 2004(2004-10-17)
Jinan, Shandong, Republic of China
Occupation military leader

Wu Faxian(Chinese: 吴法宪, 1915 - 2004) was a military and political leader of People's Republic of China. In 1930 he became a soldier of Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, two years later he joined the Communist Party of China. He participated in five Counter-Encirclement Campaigns, Long March, Battle of Pingxingguan, Liaoshen Campaign and Pingjin Campaign.

In 1955 he was granted the military rank of Lieutenant general. Wu was a subordinate of Lin Biao, in 1965 he became the commander of People's Liberation Army Air Force. In 1981 he was declared guilty as a member of the Lin Biao group, punished with a sentence of 17 years.[1]

References

  1. ^ 《中国大百科全书》总编委会编. 中国大百科全书 23. 北京市:中国大百科全书出版社, 2009.03. ISBN 9787500079583. p.476.