Event to commemorate Marco Polo Bridge Incident

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 15, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Ministry of National Defense is to hold a military display in an army base in Hsinchu County on July 4 to mark the 78th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident near Beijing on July 7, 1937.

Two of the planes that are to participate in the event, a US-made F-16 jet and an Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF), have been painted with historic icons.

The F-16 has a flying tiger cartoon on one side, along with a shark’s mouth on its nose, to commemorate the aid the American Volunteer Group (AVG) gave to the Republic of China (ROC) in its fight against Japan.     [FULL  STORY]

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