In July 1944, rescued American pilot Joseph P. Baglio visited the Jinchaji Pictorial Office.
In July 1944, Lieutenant Baigliou, a pilot of the 14th Air Force of the US Army, left the Jinchaji Military Region for Yan'an
On June 9, 1944, Lieutenant Beglio, a U.S. military pilot from Connecticut, USA, flew a P51 Mustang fighter jet from an air force base in southern China to Taiyuan, Shanxi, to carry out the mission of bombing the Japanese transport line of the Zhengtai Railway. The plane was passing over the railway, and was suddenly hit by the Japanese anti-aircraft artillery. The engine caught fire and the fuselage was crumbling. Baiglio was forced to parachute and landed in farmland about 30 miles outside Taiyuan City. At that time, Taiyuan had been occupied by the Japanese army. After they observed a plane crashing and the pilot parachuted, they immediately dispatched more than 200 people to the direction of the crash to conduct a rigorous search. As soon as Baiglio landed on the ground, he vaguely heard gunshots and shouts in the distance. He hurriedly cut off his parachute and ran wildly in the opposite direction. As Baiglio was exhausted, when he saw that the Japanese army was about to catch up, a group of people in peasant costumes suddenly appeared in front of him, two of them grabbed Baiglio and dragged him again; The Japanese army engaged in a fierce gun battle. After running for an unknown amount of time, Baiglio was taken to a village, no gunshots could be heard behind him, and Baiglio realized that he had been saved. It turned out that when the Japanese army found out that Baiglio had crashed and jumped out of the plane, another group of people also came to hear the news. These people who risked their lives to rescue Baiglio were an anti-Japanese guerrilla unit of the Second Military Division of the Jinchaji Military Region.
When Baiglio talked about his impression of the Chinese people in the Jinchaji border area, he said, 'The Chinese people in my mind are not as quiet, conservative, slow, and old-fashioned as I imagined in the past. , but those who love to talk, laugh, joke, lively, enthusiastic, brave and tenacious. When we were fighting in Nanning, we were covered by the common people. Now that we have arrived in your Jinchaji border area, we have received the enthusiastic rescue of the common people here and the Eighth Route Army. "In this short period of time, I have seen millions of people holding on to their fighting posts behind the enemy's rear, defending the Motherland .
August 30, 1944, the "Basic Map of the Battlefield Situation Behind the Enemy in China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression" printed by the Yan'an headquarters.
The map was jointly produced by the Eighth Route Army Headquarters in Yan'an and the Air Ground Rescue Headquarters of the U.S. Army Headquarters in Kunming, China, to rescue U.S. pilots and planes that fell in the anti-Japanese base behind enemy lines. The red area in the picture is the area controlled by the Japanese army. It can be seen that the Japanese army's "cage policy" of "using railways as pillars, highways as chains, and bunkers as locks"; the gray area is the Kuomintang army-controlled area; the blue area is led by the Chinese Communist Party Areas controlled by armed forces behind enemy lines. At the same time, the blue area in the figure also marks a number of positions that can provide temporary landing for the aircraft.