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Lin Hu
林虎
Lin Hu 1940s.jpg
Lin Hu in 1940s
Deputy Commander of the PLA Air Force
In office
1985–1994
Serving with Li Yongtai, Liu Zhitian [zh]
CommanderWang Hai
Personal details
Born26 December 1927(1927-12-26)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, Republic of China
Died3 March 2018(2018-03-03) (aged 90)
Beijing, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materNortheast China Democratic United Army Aviation School
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Branch/serviceEighth Route Army,
People's Liberation Army Air Force
Years of service1938–1994
RankPLALtGeneral r.png Lieutenant General
Battles/warsSecond Sino-Japanese War,
Korean War,
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis

Lin Hu (Chinese: 林虎; pinyin: Lín Hŭ; 26 December 1927 – 3 March 2018) was a Chinese aviator, fighter pilot and lieutenant general of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).[1]

Lin joined the Eighth Route Army to fight in the Second Sino-Japanese War before he turned 11.

After the Second World War, he was trained as a fighter pilot and fought in the Korean War and the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. He served as deputy commander of the PLA Air Force from 1985 to 1994 and attained the rank of lieutenant general in 1988.[2]

Lin died on 3 March 2018 in Beijing at the age of 90.[3]

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