Lu Min (Chinese: 鲁珉; November 12, 1926 – December 21, 2000) was a MiG-15 pilot of the People's Republic of China. Born in Longkou, Shandong Province, he was a flying ace during the Korean War, with eight victories.[1]

Lu Min
Native name
Born(1926-11-12)12 November 1926
Longkou, Shandong, China
Died21 December 2000(2000-12-21) (aged 74)
Beijing, China
Allegiance China
Years of service1944–1971
Commands held
Battles/warsKorean War

He was a member of the 12th Fighter Aviation Division.[2] He was later purged due to alleged connections with Marshal Lin Biao's coup attempt against Mao Zedong.[3]

Although all Chinese aces have received the title Combat Hero in acknowledgement of their services,[4] very little information is known of the Chinese pilots during the war due to the lack of published records.

Lu Min died on December 21, 2000.[5]

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  1. ^ Varhola 2000, p. 44
  2. ^ Zhang 2004, p. 193.
  3. ^ 林彪叛逃后的林立衡:1974年曾自杀 [Lin Biao's Daughter After Father's Downfall: Suicide Attempts in 1974] (in Chinese), Beijing, China: Xinhua, 2010-11-25, archived from the original on November 28, 2010, retrieved 2011-08-29
  4. ^ 中华英雄鏖战世界强敌 抗美援朝"战斗英雄"全景扫描 [Profiles of Combat Heroes of the Korean War] (in Chinese), Beijing, China: Xinhua, 2010-10-26, archived from the original on October 29, 2010, retrieved 2011-08-29
  5. ^ 如渊如尘如泪 [Like Deep Dust and Tears] (in Chinese). Baidu. December 14, 2010. Retrieved May 29, 2014.

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