You are welcome. I am a Chinese and am very happy to be helpful if someone wants to know about the war in this theater.
About air force, I did a little research on that. What I found is that in 1946, an aviation academy was founded in Manchuria with the help of some Japanese pilots. But People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force was formally founded on Nov 11 1949. So I believe that PLA did not have active air force before the war was ending. They may obtain some fighters or bombers after the "three decisive campaigns". But after that, there was no need to use air force to defeat KMT. However, PLA did have some anti-air regiments.
As for the KMT part. Since PLA did not have air force, the only use of KMT's fighters was firing with their machine guns in the air. Moreover, due to the lack of experienced higher order military officers, bombers were not as effective as they were supposed to be. So unlike other main theaters around the world, air forces played an extremely limited role in the Chinese Civil War.
thanks for the information, very much appreciated it. i was curious about the airforce for the PLA, as a article I read had said that the Soviets did fly for the CPC during the civil war in a volunteer status, that the Communists did not have any pilots at this time. We'll guess I will have to delete the 2 air units of Soviet volunteers then.
I love history and this part of history has always been one of my favorite study areas, just have not been able to learn a lot about it. Have read a few books here and there, but would love to delve deeper into this as I find it fascinating.
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