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Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447

Pyongyang, May 14 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.

After receiving a salute, he shook hands with commanding officers one by one. He said he came to the unit to meet its human bomb-like fighters and airmen who creditably performed their difficult combat flight mission with high awareness to devotedly defend the country. “Whenever I visit the airfield where airmen are active, I feel as if I were entering the yard of my old home,” he added.
He highly praised the unit, saying the unit which produced 14 human bomb-like fighters is the unit which gave origin to the heroic, self-sacrificing and self-blasting spirit of the brave red hawks of Songun Korea.
Watching the monument to field guidance given by the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, he looked back with deep emotion on the glorious road covered by the unit.
Looking round the plane personally watched by the great Generalissimos, he praised the unit for maintaining with good care the plane and always keeping it fully ready to make sortie and thereby letting it take the lead in flight drills at all times.
He dropped in at the flight training room and watched with great attention airmen undergoing training with the help of ground piloting training equipment.
It is necessary to intensify training in order to shed less blood in battle, he noted, calling upon airmen to intensify the training so that they may satisfactorily perform combat flight mission including take- off and landing under the worst conditions.
He said that airmen should make it part of their life and habit to undergo training with the help of modern piloting training equipment while flying aircraft a lot and thus make the unit intensify the training the way the anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu.
He handed to the unit reference books prepared by him, underlining the importance to manufacture better piloting training equipment in order to conduct the ground training under the simulated conditions of an actual battle.
Going round various places including airmen’s bedroom, he paid deep attention to the living of airmen.
He spared time to watch an art performance given by airmen of the unit and their wives.
He said watching the simple performance truthfully representing their life, he could witness the intense loyalty of the airmen and their wives to the party. He congratulated them on their successful performance and had a photo taken with them.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Ryom Chol Song, Jo Kyong Chol, Yun Tong Hyon, Hong Yong Chil and Ma Won Chun.

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