Korean War Ace Fighter Pilot Harold Fischer, Famously Held Captive by Chinese, Dies

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Col. Harold E. Fischer, an ace fighter pilot whose high-profile captivity became a symbol of heightened tensions between the U.S. and China at the end of the Korean War, has died. He was 83.

Fischer died April 30 after suffering complications from back surgery, his companion Tsai Lan Gerth said.

He received the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross, among many other decorations

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