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Tong Linge (simplified Chinese :佟麟阁; traditional Chinese :佟麟閣; pinyin :Tóng Língé; 29 October 1892 [1] –28 July 1937) or Tung Ling-ko of Manchu ethnicity was the Deputy Commander of the Chinese 29th Corps ( 29th Route Army) in 1937 during the Marco Polo Bridge Incident and Battle of Beiping-Tianjin.

Formerly a soldier of the Northwestern, or Guominjun, Army he was recruited by Ji Hongchang to command the 1st Corps of the Chahar People's Anti-Japanese Army. He was tempted away from the Anti-Japanese Army to join Song Zheyuan's 29th Route Army later in 1933. Eventually he became Deputy Commander of 29th Route Army. He was killed along with Zhao Dengyu in the fighting around Nanyuan during the Battle of Beiping-Tianjin.

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References

  1. Tong Bing (佟兵), son of Tong Lingge (4 April 2007). 口述 : 我的父亲佟麟阁_三联生活周刊_新浪博客 (in Chinese). Sina. Retrieved 2012-08-12.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)