Background to the RoCAF /Early phases of the Sino-Japanese War /Retreat inland /Retreat further inland /Outbreak of World War 2 /Latter part of World War 2 & epilogue /Appendices
A unique, detailed account of the aces that flew in the bitter air fighting during the protracted eight-year war against Japan and the subsequent civil war against the Chinese Communists.
Raymond Cheung served as a correspondent for a number of well-known defence journals in the United Kingdom, writing mainly on naval matters. However, his 'first love' is research in the history of the Chinese Air Force during the Sino-Japanese War 1937-45. In pursuit of this research, he has visited the archives of the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) and the Japanese Defence Department on numerous occasions. Some of this research has been published in Chinese publications. This is his first work on the subject in English. Artist Chris Davey has illustrated more than 30 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Elite Units series since 1994. Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business, he has become the artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter.
." . . Rayond Cheung's meticulous research into the military archives in Taiwan and Japan has yielded an unprecedented look into the 17 aces known to have emerged from China calls the 'War of Resistance.'" - Aviation History