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31 Oct 1936

Photo(s) dated 31 Oct 1936
Chiang Kaishek at a celebration for his birthday, Si Wei Tang, Luoyang, Henan Province, China, 31 Oct 1936; L to R: Xu Yongchang, Zhang Xueliang, Song Meiling, Chiang Kaishek, Yan XishanChiang Kaishek and Song Meiling at the Guanlin Temple in Luoyang, Henan Province, China, 31 Oct 1936Song Meiling cutting a birthday cake for Chiang Kaishek, Luoyang, Henan Province, China, 31 Oct 1936
21 Nov 1937

  • Gao Zhihang, while at Zhoujiakou Airfield in Henan Province, China, awaiting his mechanics to start the engine of his I-16 fighter during a Japanese raid conducted by G4M2 bombers, a bomb struck near his aircraft, killing him. ww2dbase [Gao Zhihang | Zhoujiakou, Henan | CPC]
20 May 1938

  • Cen Zeliu led a flight of I-15bis fighters on a ground strafing mission near Lanfeng, Henan Province, China. They were intercepted by Japanese Ki-27 and Ki-10 fighters, which shot down 8 Chinese fighters and forced 2 to crash land. Only Cen and Lieutenant Ma Kwok-lim escaped from harm. After returning to base, ground crew counted more than 100 machine gun bullet holes on his aircraft. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Lanfeng, Henan | CPC]
12 Oct 1938

  • Japanese troops captured Xinyang, Henan, China and began to plan for an attack south along the Pinhan Railway toward Wuhan, Hubei, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Wuhan | Xinyang, Henan | CPC]
8 Apr 1944

  • Japanese aircraft conducted raids across Henan Province, China. ww2dbase [Operation Ichigo | Henan | CPC]
22 Apr 1944

3 May 1944

  • 7 B-25 bombers of the Chinese-American Composite Wing attacked Japanese troop concentrations near Mihsien and Yueyang in Hunan, China and strafed the town of Hsiangcheng. On the same day, 10 P-40 fighters of the Chinese-American Composite Wing damaged the bridge on the Yellow River and destroyed 15 Japanese trucks northwest of Chenghsien near Luoyang, Henan, China. ww2dbase [Luoyang, Henan | CPC]
13 May 1944

16 May 1944

  • Tan Kun, flying a P-40N fighter, conducted a reconnaissance mission over Luoyang, Henan Province, China. He shot down one Ki-44 aircraft of Japanese 9th Sentai and another Ki-44 aircraft of a different unit between Luoyang and Longmen to the south. Suffering a punctured fuel tank, he crash landed successfully in friendly territory. He was given credit to the two victories by the Chinese Air Force but not by the US Army Air Forces. ww2dbase [Tan Kun | Luoyang, Henan | CPC]
25 May 1944

2 Jun 1944

  • Five Chinese-American Composite Wing (Provisional) P-40N fighters from Ankang Airfield in Shaanxi Province, China escorted seven bomb-laden P-40N fighter-bombers of 7th Fighter Squadron of CACW on a mission to attack the Japanese airfield and rail station at Zhengzhou, Henan, China. 7 Ki-44 fighters of the Japanese 9th Sentai rose to intercept, shooting down 5. Zang Xilan, leader of the group from Ankang, claimed one Ki-43 and one Ki-44 aircraft over Bawangcheng; he was given credit for the Ki-44 downing. ww2dbase [Ankang Airfield | Zang Xilan | Ankang, Henan | CPC]
23 Aug 1944

  • Zang Xilan, flying a P-40N fighter, led nine other P-40N fighters from Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China to escort three B-25 bombers of 1st Bombardment Group of Chinese-American Composite Wing (Provisional) to attack a bridge near Kaifeng, Henan Province, China. En route, he shot down two Ki-44 fighters and damaged another, but damage sustained on his own aircraft forced him to crash land in Hua County, Henan. ww2dbase [Zang Xilan | Kaifeng, Henan | CPC]
22 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1945
Chinese General Hu Zongnang reading the Japanese surrender document, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, 22 Sep 1945
3 Sep 1947

  • Song Tingcai led 400 militia troops in a failed action against a much larger Communist force at Tianhu, Henan Province, China. ww2dbase [Song Tiancai | Tiannhu, Henan | CPC]
10 Jan 1949

  • Du Yuming was captured by communist forces at the Battle of Xubang (also known as the Huaihai Campaign) in Yongcheng, city of Shangqiu, Henan Province, China. ww2dbase [Du Yuming | Shangqiu, Henan | CPC]
22 Jul 1951

  • Song Tiancai was executed at Song County, Henan Province, China. ww2dbase [Song Tiancai | Henan | 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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