China and chinese men during wars


Four unidentified Doolittle Raid crewmen who bailed out over China from Aircraft #14 are escorted in a Chinese village before being reunited with other airmen in April of 1942. Most of the crew members made it to China either crash landing or bailing out over land. The assistance given by the Chinese to the airmen spurred the Japanese Imperial Army to carry out a retaliatory action called the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Campaign — over the course of four months entire villages were destroyed and an estimated 250000 Chinese civilians were killed.