On April 1, this story deserves to be told again and again. One number: 81192, one name: Wang Wei. 20 years have passed, we are still calling you, 81192, please return home, please go home! Twenty years have passed. Children born in 2001 have already entered the military camp, and children born in 2001 have become fighters in the fight against the epidemic. However, the new generation of young people still need to remember the forbearance, pain and sacrifice of their predecessors. We need to remember that 81192 is not just a fighter plane, but also the spiritual force for this country to move forward. At 9:07 on April 1, 2001, it was the beginning of the most humiliating incident of the New Chinese Navy. An American E-P3 military reconnaissance aircraft broke into the Chinese offshore waters only 104 kilometers southeast of Hainan Island and maliciously rammed the Chinese Navy’s J-8II fighter (No. 81192) for tracking and surveillance. The Chinese plane crashed and the pilot Wang Wei was missing (death was announced 13 days later). At 9:33, the US military plane landed at Lingshui Military Airport. The airport staff had no time to get their guns and picked up the broomsticks and sticks to surround the opponent. A full 50 minutes later, 24 US military personnel were taken off the plane. One day after the plane collision incident, the US Navy used “monitoring the development of the situation” as an excuse to send three destroyers into the South China Sea, cruising near Hainan Island. At that time, the Chinese Navy’s search and rescue operations for Wang Wei had just begun, and the crew of the US reconnaissance plane was still in our “placement”. At the same time, China and the United States have launched a fierce diplomatic game over the plane collision incident. Wang Wei’s wife wrote to President Bush Jr. asking for justice, but the only response she got was-I was “sad” and did not mention “apology”. On April 8, the US finally submitted a report containing the word “apology”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited Qiu K’an, an English expert who was nearly eighty years old, to find the most formal meaning of “apology” among the words “apologize, sorry, and regret”. The words are placed in the file. At that time, the military was so weak that women, children and the elderly could only find an “apology”. No wonder then the leader of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs later lamented in his memoirs-“unreasonable.” On April 12, 2001 (two days before Easter), 24 U.S. reconnaissance plane crew returned home on a chartered flight and were received by President Bush Jr. Two days later, the Navy Party Committee approved Wang Wei as a revolutionary martyr. On April 24, the Central Military Commission awarded Wang Wei the honorary title of “Guardian of the Sea and Air”. The smiling faces of the reunion on the other side of the ocean reflect the grief and indignation of the Chinese people. The host of the American media CNN laughed loudly while taking the name of Wang Wei (WRONG WAY). The Chinese government has always insisted on demanding compensation from the United States, but in the end the United States lost an insulting figure such as 34,567. Twenty-three days later, the US military aircraft resumed reconnaissance flights off the coast of China. On June 15, the US military E-P3 military surveillance aircraft at Lingshui Airport began to be disassembled and returned to China. Some people say that 81192 is the last time before the rise of the Chinese army. This is recorded in Wang Wei’s mission log: On New Year’s Eve in 1999, at 11:30 noon, Wang Wei, who was on duty on combat duty, was ordered to drive away from the airspace that approached me. For the US military electronic reconnaissance plane, Wang Wei found that every American pilot in the cockpit was wearing a “Christmas hat,” and it was as easy as a vacation. It was in that year that the Taiwan Strait crisis broke out again and the Chinese Embassy in the former Yugoslavia was brutally bombed by NATO. A generation of Chinese soldiers felt unprecedented humiliation. Wang Wei must remember this. He drove the J-8 to deal with each other’s advanced fighters time and time again. The reconnaissance aircraft always used the characteristics of being good at low-speed flying, and forced our fighters to “give way” and get rid of surveillance with steep turns from left to right. At 9:7 on April 1, 2001, Wang Wei was not ready to give up anymore. The surveillance video of the EP-3 aircraft showed that Wang Wei risked a stall and bit the opponent…until that tragic moment happened. At that moment, it was five days before the young officer’s 33rd birthday. In the flight academy where Wang Wei attended, there was a story: In a pilot’s graduation defense, the last question should have been the most difficult, but the instructor asked the simplest question: “How many guns are there on the F-5 fighter? Bullets?” The pilot answered without thinking: 256 rounds (the standard answer is 256 rounds). But the instructor told him solemnly-it was 257 rounds. If the guns run out in the end and the target enemy is still a threat to the motherland and the people, you and your landline will be the last rounds! This is Wang Wei’s generation of Chinese soldiers. There is no aircraft carrier to rely on, no advanced fighters, and no coordinated combat system. You can only use decisive bravery to counter the enemy and defend the sovereignty of the country and the bottom line of the soldiers! In the year when Wang Wei died, a researcher at a certain experimental training base was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. At that time, he was already suffering from cholangiocarcinoma but he didn’t realize it. He worked until the last moment before his death. His wife and doctor repeatedly urged him to rest, but he said, “Sit and rest. You can’t lie down. If you lie down, you can’t get up.” During the last 72 hours of his life, he called the research group three times and called the research group twice. Assigned tasks and sorted out all the technical information on hand, but did not have time to leave a last word to the family. His name is Lin Junde, an expert in the field of explosive mechanics and nuclear test engineering in China. When Wang Wei was in the era, Chinese soldiers and military workers had a deep sense of urgency. We cannot win dignity by relying on GDP alone. We must have a strong army, a strong national defense, and sometimes the spirit of being unwilling. Since then, a large number of large-scale defense projects that have been put on hold and delayed have been relaunched. Since then, the Chinese Navy has gradually entered the era of “dumpling dumplings”. How painful it was at that moment, how stubborn the figure moving forward. Eight years after Wang Wei’s sacrifice, a 23-year-old naval pilot named Zhang Chao was assigned to Wang Wei’s old army. He drove away enemy fighters several times. Six years later, he voluntarily applied to join the carrier-based aircraft force. On April 27, 2016, Zhang Chao died heroically due to a fighter failure. Within 4.4 seconds after the fighter was out of control, he kept pushing the joystick forward, trying to press down the nose to keep the fighter! On September 30, 2018, in order to drive the USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer that entered the waters of the Nansha Islands and reefs of China, the 170 ship of the Chinese Navy cut across from the bow of Decatur with amazing courage and skill and forced the opponent away. The closest distance between the two ships is only 45 meters. This scene is so similar to Wang Wei’s actions in the past, but time has passed. This time the Chinese Navy has the world’s leading Aegis ship in front of its opponents! Of course, what remains unchanged is the bloodliness and courage of the Chinese soldiers! On March 12, 2019, two naval pilots, Ren Yongtao and Nian Jinxin, experienced aircraft failures during training. In order to avoid mass casualties on the ground, the two pilots gave up the opportunity to escape by parachuting and sacrificed heroically. The resolute in those few seconds is the bloody nature that the Chinese soldiers have never lost. “Call 81192, this is 553, I am instructed to take over the cruise mission for your aircraft, please return!”
“Received at 81192, I can no longer return to the voyage. Keep going! Repeat, keep going!” April 23, 2019 was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Navy. The People’s Navy held a maritime military parade in the waters near Qingdao. 32 warships were surging and 39 fighters fluttered. They were organized into 6 groups and 10 echelons. The ships sailed in a single column, and the aircraft echelon followed up. New nuclear submarines, guided missile frigates, domestically produced 10,000-ton guided guided missile destroyers, landing ships, auxiliary ships, and aircraft carrier groups are subject to review in turn. Eight months later, on December 17, in Sanya, Hainan, the first domestically-made aircraft carrier “Shandong” was officially listed, and the People’s Navy entered the era of dual aircraft carriers. Recalling that April 20 years ago, the Chinese Navy dispatched the largest fleet of ships and aircraft in history, including 115 fighter sorties, 113 ships, and 100,000 soldiers and civilians participating in search and rescue. However, Wang Wei and his 81192 were not found. 20 years later, a powerful People’s Navy is guarding the China Sea, calling for 81192, waiting for you to return home. When a whale dies in the ocean, its huge body will slowly sink to the bottom of the sea, creating a complete ecosystem that can sustain hundreds of invertebrates to survive, and become a lonely ocean for decades or even hundreds of years. The warmest “oasis” in the country. Biologists gave this death process a tragic name-“Whale Fall.” With a thought of mountains and rivers, a hundred grasses grow. Countless heroes have nourished the soul of this army with countless “whale falls”, making them still hard as a rock even when they are the hardest, weakest and most tolerant. Wang Wei and his children commemorated “81192”, the long journey we have traveled, and the stubbornness and impulsiveness of the teenager. When our strength was far inferior to our opponents, none of our predecessors chose to give up fighting. Today, what reason do we have for not working hard? Please remember that the password that does not change on April 1 every year-81192, please return home!