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5 Sep 1931

China
2 Oct 1931

China
  • Charles Lindbergh's Lockheed Sirius floatplane was flipped by strong current at Hankou, Hubei Province, China a it was being hoisted off of HMS Hermes. A boat from the carrier rescued Lindbergh and his wife. ww2dbase [Hermes | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
20 May 1937

Photo(s) dated 20 May 1937
Hubei Province Chairman Huang Shaohong, Nationalist Party military instructor General Jiang Fangzhen (courtesy name Baili), and Italian Finance Minister Alberto De Stefani at Hankou, Hubei Province, China, 20 May 1937
24 Nov 1937

China
  • River gunboat USS Guam arrived at Hankou, Hubei Province, China to protect American interests in the temporary Chinese capital. ww2dbase [Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
18 Feb 1938

China
  • Liu Zhesheng, flying an I-16 fighter, shot down two Japanese A5M fighters near Hankou, Hubei Province, China; both victories were shared with fellow pilots. ww2dbase [Liu Zhesheng | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
29 Apr 1938

China
  • Mao Yingchu, flying an I-15bis fighter, engaged Japanese A5M fighters over Hankou, Hubei Province, China. His aircraft spun out of control, taking him out of the combat zone; he was able to regain control at the altitude of 1,000 feet. ww2dbase [Mao Yingchu | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15bis fighter, shot down a Japanese G3M bomber over Hankou, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
19 May 1938

China
  • Two B-10 (pilots Xu Huansheng and Tong Yanbo) and one He 111A (pilot Chen Yifan) bombers of Chinese Air Force took off from Hankou, Hubei Province, China for a leaflet mission over Kumamoto, Fukuoka, and other southern Japanese cities. The leaflets detailed atrocities commited by Japanese troops in China. This was Chinese Air Force's first mission over foreign territory. All three aircraft evaded Japanese air defenses and returned to Hankou safely. ww2dbase [Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
31 May 1938

China
  • Liu Zhesheng, flying an I-16 fighter, shared the credit for the downing of a Japanese A5M fighter over Hankou, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Liu Zhesheng | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
3 Aug 1938

China
  • Zhu Jiaxun, flying a Gladiator fighter, shot down a Japanese A5M fighter over Hankou, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Zhu Jiaxun | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
  • Arthur Chin, flying a Gladiator fighter and leading a group of seven Gladiator fighters of Chinese 28th Pursuit Squadron, drove off the two Japanese A5M fighters that were giving chase to Lieutenant Clifford Louie and Lieutenant Fan Xinmin over Hankou, Hubei Province, China. Shortly after, Chin was hit by three A5M fighters diving on him unexpectedly; he was saved by a piece of armor plating installed behind his seat by his mechanic the previous night, which was salvaged from a wrecked I-15bis fighter. Noticing that his fighter was heavily damaged, he rammed into a Japanese fighter, sending both fighters spiraling downard. Chin was able to clear the fighter and descended using a parachute. ww2dbase [Arthur Chin | Hankou, Hubei | CPC]
26 Oct 1938

Photo(s) dated 26 Oct 1938
Japanese troops in the suburbs of Hankou (now part of Wuhan), Hubei Province, China, late Oct 1938
9 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 9 Sep 1945
Members of the Taiwanese Association of Hankou, Hubei Province, China celebrating WW2 victory, Aug-Sep 1945

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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