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Teary-eyed! Confirmed: Two more women were found......

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Teary-eyed! Confirmed: Two more women were found......

On the eve of the International Museum Day on May 18, the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall completed the corrigendum and supplementation of the information of the first batch of 18 Chinese anti-Japanese aviation martyrs. Among them, Guo Cailing and Hou Ziqin were confirmed to be women, which is also the second and third female anti-Japanese aviation martyrs found among the 1,468 Chinese anti-Japanese aviation martyrs on the martyrs' monument.

Teary-eyed! Confirmed: Two more women were found......

"Chen Nai'an, Zhejiang Wenling", "Fang Zhaoxiang, Guangxi Lingyun"...... On May 17, the reporter came to the monument to the martyrs of the anti-Japanese aviation and found that the information of the 18 Chinese martyrs of the anti-Japanese aviation on the monument had been corrected and supplemented. For example, Chen Nai'an's original place of origin was blank, and "Zhejiang Wenling" was added this time; Fang Zhaoxiang's original hometown was written as "Guangdong Lingyun", and this time it was revised to "Guangxi Lingyun".

Teary-eyed! Confirmed: Two more women were found......

On May 17, the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall announced the first batch of anti-Japanese aviation martyrs information corrigendum. Photo by correspondent Ben Fang Nanjing Daily/Purple Mountain News reporter Duan Renhu

"Guo Cailing, Trainee (female), Tong'an, Fujian, 1921—1943.4.20"

"Hou Ziqin, Trainee (female), Tianjin, 1921—1943.5.18"......

Among them, the names of the two heroes are followed by "(female)", which is very eye-catching. "Previously, we only knew the names of the martyrs, and we could not confirm their gender." The relevant staff of the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall said that among the 1,468 Chinese anti-Japanese aviation martyrs on the martyrs' monument, Lu Meiyin, a flight attendant hero who sacrificed herself to save others, was the only female anti-Japanese aviation martyr found before.

In April this year, with the joint efforts of the media and cultural and historical workers in Xiamen, two more anti-Japanese aviation martyrs were confirmed to be women, one of them was Guo Cailing, a returned overseas Chinese from Vietnam, and the other was Hou Ziqin, a student majoring in physical education at Chongqing University.

Guo Cailing was a student of the gliding training class, and died in a gliding crash on April 20, 1943 at Phoenix Mountain in Chengdu, at the age of 22. Xiamen literary and historical workers found a newspaper on January 8, 1943, which published an article entitled "Visiting the Gliding Class", which read: "A tall (tall) man is Guo Cai (Cai) Ling, a Chinese-Vietnamese mixed-race daughter. She misses her homeland and her parents and brothers in Vietnam...... and there is also a picture from the first issue of Glide magazine in 1946, which features a photograph of a young woman in high spirits, captioned "Instructor Quoc Cai Ling".

Teary-eyed! Confirmed: Two more women were found......

The accompanying picture in the magazine "Gliding" (No. 1, 1946) is captioned "Female Instructor Guo Cailing".

Like Guo Cailing, female student Hou Ziqin also died in a crash while participating in gliding training. On March 1, 1944, Ta Kung Pao (Guilin Edition) published the article "Yaoshan Performance Wreck", it was written: "On April 20, 1943, Ms. Guo Cailing, a student of the gliding training class, and Ms. Hou Ziqin, both crashed in Fenghuang Mountain, Chengdu on May 18 of the same year. ”

In order to find the relatives of the martyrs of the anti-Japanese aviation and improve the archives of the martyrs of the anti-Japanese aviation, during the Qingming Festival this year, the official website of Zhongshan Scenic Area for the first time completely announced the list of 1468 Chinese anti-Japanese aviation martyrs engraved on the martyrs monument of the Aviation Martyrs Cemetery, which attracted the attention of the whole society, and the number of related topics on the Internet exceeded 100 million.

As of May 16, 85 relatives of the martyrs of the anti-Japanese aviation have contacted the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall, of which 71 relatives have been contacted for the first time, and 21 relatives of the martyrs of the anti-Japanese aviation have come from all over the country to pay respects.

In addition, after the publication of the list, a large amount of information was collected to the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall every day, filling the gaps in the information of many anti-Japanese aviation martyrs. After strict verification and comparison by researchers, a total of 18 anti-Japanese aviation martyrs have been confirmed, and under the guidance of the cultural relics department, the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall has completed the errata and re-engraving of the martyrs' monument. Next, the Nanjing Anti-Japanese Aviation Martyrs Memorial Hall will continue to carry out this work.

Teary-eyed! Confirmed: Two more women were found......

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Source: People's Daily Online, Nanjing Release, Guangzhou Daily