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25 Oct 1879

China
  • Pang Bingxun was born in Xinhe County, Hebei, China. ww2dbase [Pang Bingxun | Hebei | CPC]
12 Nov 1911

China
  • The crew of Haichen switched sides at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China during the revolutionary war, declaring support for the revolutionary forces. ww2dbase [Haichen | Wuhan, Hebei | CPC]
22 Feb 1914

China
4 Jan 1932

China
  • Japanese troops captured Shanhai Gate of the Great Wall in Hebei Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Jinzhou | Hebei | CPC]
1 Jan 1933

China
10 Mar 1933

China
  • During the First Battle of Hebei, General Guan Linzheng of Chinese 25th Division was wounded in battle near Gubeikou Pass of the Great Wall, and Du Yuming stepped up to serve as the acting divisional commander. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Du Yuming | Hebei | CPC]
12 Mar 1933

China
  • Du Yuming received orders to withdraw Chinese 25th Division from the area near Gubeikou Pass of the Great Wall in Hebei Province, China. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Du Yuming | Hebei | CPC]
15 Mar 1933

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1933
Calligraphy
11 Apr 1933

China
  • Japanese troops captured Lengkou Pass of the Great Wall in Hebei Province, China. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Hebei | CPC]
12 May 1933

China
  • Japanese troops took control of all major gates and passes of the Great Wall in Hebei Province. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Hebei | CPC]
22 May 1933

China
  • The First Battle of Hebei ended as Chinese and Japanese representatives began to negotiate for a truce. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Hebei | CPC]
25 Jul 1937

China
4 Sep 1940

China
  • Prince Nagahisa passed away in an airplane crash at Zhangjiakou in Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang in northern China. ww2dbase [Nagahisa | Zhangjiakou, Hebei | CPC]
25 Jan 1941

China
  • Adhering to orders given by General Yasuji Okamura in which all Chinese villages suspected of harboring Chinese communist guerrilla fighters were to be wiped out, 1,230 residents of Panjiayu, Hebei, China were massacred by troops of the Japanese Army. ww2dbase [Panjiayu, Hebei | CPC]
16 Mar 1945

China
  • 32 B-24 bombers of the US 14th Air Force escorted by 10 P-51 fighters attacked railyards at Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China. ww2dbase [Shijiazhuang, Hebei | CPC]
30 Oct 1945

China
  • US warships landed Chinese government troops at Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China. The troops immediately began to march north to engage with Chinese Communist forces. ww2dbase [Qinhuangdao, Hebei | CPC]
26 Nov 1945

China
  • Chinese Nationalist troops captured the Shanhai Pass of the Great Wall in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Hebei | CPC]
10 Jan 1946

China
  • Chinese Nationalist troops captured Pingquan County, Hebei Province, China. ww2dbase [Hebei | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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