chinese aviation

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The image is of the captured p-51 fighter “Evalina”. I believe it was captured over China by the IJA. 

“I had such confidence with this P-51 that I feared no Japanese fighters.” 

-Yasuhiko Kuroe

The Japanese’s impression of the Mustang was that it was an excellent all-round aircraft with no major fault and excellent equipment. The absence of oil leaks was surprising to most, as all Japanese engines leaked to some extent. Several pilots were invited to fly the fighter. Among them was Yohei Hinoki, one of the first to shoot down a Mustang in November 1943. (A few days later, he himself was shot down by a Mustang and lost a leg. Eventually returning to combat with an artificial leg, he ended the war with a dozen victories): 

Temeraire 30 day challenge - Day 3

3. Favourite female human character

Jane Roland, forever and always. Ultimate role model and Queen of the aerial corps. 

Seriously, you’ve got to be kick-ass to become an Admiral in 1800′s patriarchy-ruled Britain. 

I wish there were more female characters to pick from. The ones that are in the books are all perfect and well-rounded characters, there just aren’t as many. Like I’d wish a Chinese aviator had joined the group, given how China’s entire aerial corp is employed by women. (And Laurence and co. adopt someone from every continent they visit. It would have been perfect).

「種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆——認清美軍的標誌」

This leaflet to the Chinese depicts an American aviator being carried in a sling by two Chinese civilians. Symbols of the American Air Force and the China-Burma-India Theater of War are depicted in full color with the text:

Plant melons and harvest melons, plant peas and harvest peas.

Identify clearly these American military insignia.

1946.

i woke up annoyed about the argument that bc he’s got shitty fratboy tattoos sharkbite must be white

SO I DREW A CHINESE FRAT BOY WITH SHITTY TATTOO TASTE

oh sharkbite did your military insurrectionist friends not tell you most of your tattoos were sTUPID IDIOT BOY

tru story: the only frat boy i have ever known personally was Chinese

so… yeah

Finished this formal full body reference for Peggy. More characters are coming soon, but I can’t stop drawing her lately.

Backstory:
Steve and Bucky had agreed to room in the same apartment, much like how they did before the war. Even so, the both of them found it difficult to heal from everything that had happened to them since then, especially Bucky, who blamed himself for what he did while under HYDRA’s command. The two of them carried through their day to day lives, going through the motions of their missions as they tried to find a place for themselves in the world. 

During one mission in particular, they passed by a heap of trash without a second thought until they started hearing a baby crying. They followed the noise back to the trash heap and found the baby inside a tossed duffel bag, clearly put there to die.

Not having the heart to leave her, Steve and Bucky cared for her until they finished their mission. They brought her back to a hospital, and thankfully, she made a full recovery. However, they knew she would be put into foster care, and in a way, would be just as lost in the world as the both of them.

After thinking it over, and remembering how happy the two of them were trying to take care of her, Steve and Bucky chose to adopt the baby girl.

The both of them agreed that she would be named after their good friend and hero, Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Carter. However, when it came down to deciding a surname, they both were unsure as to which surname she should adopt.

Eventually, they came to the decision that her surname would be Lee, after Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman aviator and first Chinese-American woman to pilot for the United States military.