By: Lu Hsin-hui, Sophia Yeh and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Chen Hsing-ling (陳燊齡), commander in chief of the Republic of
China (ROC) Air Force from 1986-1989, died in Taipei on Thursday, he was 92.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) offered her sincere condolences at Chen’s passing, according to the Presidential Office.
Chen, born in Beijing in 1924 and dedicated himself to learning to be a pilot during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), a goal he achieved in 1945.
Chen took part in battles between the ROC military and the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army in Northeast, North and East China during the Chinese civil war from 1946-1949. [FULL STORY]