Ding Chaozhong: “it doesn’t matter where the enemy plane is. General manager Peng must be in a safe area.”

Along the Yalu River Bridge and floating bridges, teams of volunteers are crossing the river quickly. A “gas-69” Jeep sped up, passed the March sequence and disappeared into the night in North Korea < / P > < p > “at that time, I didn’t know that the person in this car was Peng Dehuai, commander of our volunteer army!” At that time, Ding Chaozhong, as the commander of the guard battalion, followed Peng Dehuai to enter the DPRK several hours ahead of the volunteers. < / P > < p > “as soon as we arrived in xinyizhou, we were confronted by the enemy’s low altitude reconnaissance and strafing. We are hiding in the woods. The enemy planes are close to the mountain ridge and flying around the treetops. Some cars are blown up and set on fire right under our noses. ” Ding Chaozhong said. < / P > < p > at this time, the fire of war in North Korea had already reached Pyongyang. The U.S. military is rushing to the Yalu River on the border between China and North Korea, clamoring to occupy all of North Korea before Thanksgiving. They met a large number of retreating Korean people’s army and civilians on their way south, Ding recalled. When the Korean people met the volunteers, they asked, “do you have a plane?” They all shook their heads when they heard that they had not. < / P > < p > “the air supremacy belongs to the United States. The general camouflage and concealment can’t escape their eyes. Once found, the shells will fall like raindrops.” Ding Chaozhong said. < / P > < p > on the day after Peng Dehuai entered the DPRK, a leading South Korean army passed them by. Aware of the danger, Peng Dehuai and Ding Chaozhong and other entourage took advantage of the complex terrain and continued to march north. < / P > < p > “it never occurred to the enemy that the commander of the Chinese people’s Volunteer Army entered North Korea just under their eyes.” Ding Chaozhong said that they were ambushing in the daytime and rising in the night. Mr. Peng met with Mr. Kim at 9:00 on the 21st in Dadong, a small village between Dongcang and Beizhen. After discussion, the headquarters of the volunteer army is located in dayudong gold mine, north of Dadong. Due to the dark and damp conditions in the mine, the headquarters was set up in a wooden shed under the hillside. < / P > < p > there is an oil lamp in the shed, and white fog rises from time to time in the cracks of the wall, and then condenses into frost. There is a small ditch on the ground, emitting the smell of sulfur, a marching bed, on the side of the ditch. < / P > < p > “who would have thought that this was the headquarters of the Chinese people’s Volunteer Army? Mr. Peng usually walks back and forth in this room, locking his eyebrows against a battle map on the wall. ” Ding Chaozhong said. < / P > < p > Ding Chaozhong recalled that Peng Dehuai was in danger several times on the Korean battlefield. Once, the enemy plane circled over the headquarters, and Ding Chaozhong happened to be in the air raid shelter when the air raid alarm sounded. “I didn’t see Mr. Peng in the cave, so I started running towards the cave. Someone pulled me and said,” are you crazy? ” < / P > < p > it’s getting dark outside the cave, but it’s dazzled by the flares thrown by the enemy planes, and the heat wave caused by the bombs makes people numb. Ding Chaozhong runs quickly to Peng Dehuai’s room. He sees Mr. Peng in his overcoat and reading documents by candlelight. The room is full of strong smell of gunpowder. < / P > < p > “I don’t think Mr. Peng was aware of it at all, so he and several comrades in the guard platoon pulled Mr. Peng into the air raid shelter.” As soon as they got into the hole, a long string of bullets swept over the eaves.