Sun, Jul 03, 2016 - Page 8 News List

Taiwan in Time: ‘MiG busters’ in action

Even after the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis ended in 1958, occasional aerial battles between Taiwan and China continued over the strait until 1967

By Han Cheung  /  Staff Reporter

This was another reconnaissance mission, and on the way back, the Starfighters were attacked by a group of MiG-19s. They shot down two enemy planes before heading back to Taiwan — but Major Yang Ching-tsung (楊敬宗) somehow disappeared on the way home.

There are many theories about what happened (which we will not delve into), and until today, Yang’s fate is still a mystery.

Taiwan in Time, a column about Taiwan’s history that is published every Sunday, spotlights important or interesting events around the nation that have anniversaries this week.

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