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9 Dec 1937

China
  • Kanichi Kashimura engaged in aerial combat over Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. Despite having a third of his port wing shot off by a Chinese fighter, he was able to nurse his aircraft 600 kilometers to the north to safely land at his base near Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Kanichi Kashimura | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 1937
Japanese pilot KashimuraJapanese pilot Kashimura
7 Jan 1938

China
  • Luo Yingde, flying an I-16 fighter, shot down a Japanese A5M2b fighter over Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [Luo Yingde | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
25 Mar 1939

China
26 Mar 1939

China
  • Japanese troops captured Wucheng, Jiangxi Province, China. To the southwest, Japanese troops reached the west gate of the primary objective, Nanchang, and began the assault. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
27 Mar 1939

China
28 Mar 1939

China
  • While the Japanese 101st Division secured Nanchang in Jiangxi Province, China, the 106th Division at Fengxin prepared for an additional offensive whose target was to be Chinese positions further west or the town of Gao'an. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
25 Apr 1939

China
26 Apr 1939

China
27 Apr 1939

China
  • Japanese troops counterattacked against the Chinese offensive at Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, engaging in combat south and southeast of the city. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
28 Apr 1939

China
  • General Duan Lang ordered his Chinese 79th Division to disengage south of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China after suffering high casualties during a Japanese counterattack. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
1 May 1939

China
  • Chiang Kaishek ordered Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China to be taken back by 5 May 1939. He also relieved General Duan Lan of his duties for ordering his 79th Division to fall back, while General He Ping, who had also fallen back with his Chinese 16th Division, was told to redeem himself. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
2 May 1939

China
  • Chinese troops launched a second counterattack on Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, but all conquered positions would be retaken by the Japanese by the end of the day. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
4 May 1939

China
5 May 1939

China
  • Troops of the Chinese 26th Division broke through to the Xinlong airfield at Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, destroying three Japanese aircraft. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Nanchang, Jiangxi | CPC]
9 May 1939

China

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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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937


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