Yu Zhenwu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Kuandian, Liaoning province. He was born in 1931, joined the CPC in 1949, and graduated from the Air Force Aviation School. Yu Zhenwu took part in the Liaoxi-Shengyang and Peiping-Tientsin Campaigns, and in the early 1950s he joined the Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea. In the mid-1970s, he served as deputy director of the Military Training Department of the PLA Air Force, and was promoted to director in 1977. Yu Zhenwu was conferred the rank of general in 1996.
Yu Zhenwu was an alternate member of the 12th and 13th CPC Central Committees.