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7 Jan 1905

China
  • Vice Admiral Chikataka Tamari was named the chief of staff of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
6 Feb 1905

China
  • Admiral Baron Yahachi Shibayama was named the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
2 Feb 1906

China
  • Admiral Baron Sotaro Misu succeeded Admiral Baron Yahachi Shibayama as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
22 Nov 1906

China
  • Vice Admiral Baron Masaaki Hashimoto succeeded Admiral Baron Sotaro Misu as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Tomokazu Takigawa was named Hashimoto's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
14 May 1907

China
28 Aug 1908

China
  • Vice Admiral Baron Sadayasu Tomioka succeeded Vice Admiral Baron Masaaki Hashimoto as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Vice Admiral Yasutaro Egashira was named Tomioka's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Dec 1909

China
  • Rear Admiral Genzaburo Ogi replaced Vice Admiral Yasutaro Egashira as the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Baron Sadayasu Tomioka (Ryojun Naval District, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Dec 1910

China
  • Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada succeeded Vice Admiral Baron Sadayasu Tomioka as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Vice Admiral Tadamichi Kamaya was named Yamada's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Dec 1911

China
  • Rear Admiral Sukeshiro Hanabusa replaced Vice Admiral Tadamichi Kamaya as the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada (Ryojun Naval District, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
6 Dec 1911

China
  • Rear Admiral Yoshimoto Shoji replaced Rear Admiral Sukeshiro Hanabusa as the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada (Ryojun Naval District, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Dec 1912

China
  • Vice Admiral Hajime Sakamoto succeeded Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Sadaichi Hiraoka was named Sakamoto's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
14 Mar 1914

China
  • The Japanese-controlled Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China was downgraded to a third echelon military port. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Apr 1914

China
  • Vice Admiral Reijiro Kawashima succeeded Vice Admiral Hajime Sakamoto as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
8 May 1914

China
13 Dec 1915

China
  • Vice Admiral Takeshi Takarabe succeeded Vice Admiral Reijiro Kawashima as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
11 May 1916

China
1 Dec 1916

China
  • Admiral Teijiro Kuroi succeeded Vice Admiral Takeshi Takarabe as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
12 Feb 1918

China
1 Dec 1918

China
  • Vice Admiral Tatsuo Matsumura succeeded Admiral Teijiro Kuroi as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Oct 1920

China
  • Vice Admiral Naoe Nakano succeeded Vice Admiral Tatsuo Matsumura as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
20 Nov 1920

China
1 Dec 1921

China
  • Vice Admiral Kesataro Kawahara succeeded Vice Admiral Naoe Nakano as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Apr 1922

China
4 Jul 1922

China
1 Dec 1922

China
  • The Japanese-controlled Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
10 Dec 1922

China
  • Vice Admiral Kesataro Kawahara stepped down as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
4 Jun 1928

China
  • Zhang Jinghui was seriously wounded east of Huanggutun near Mukden, Fengtian Province (now Liaoning Province), China during the successful assassination attempt on warlord Zhang Zuolin. ww2dbase [Zhang Jinghui | Huanggutun, Liaoning | CPC]
18 Sep 1931

China Photo(s) dated 18 Sep 1931
Japanese troops in Mukden, Liaoning Province, China, 18 Sep 1931Railway sabotage site, near Mukden, northeastern China, 18 Sep 1931, photo 1 of 2Japanese rail officials and reporters at the site of the alleged railroad sabotage, near Mukden, Liaoning Province, China, 18 Sep 1931Japanese troops gathered outside Mukden, Liaoning Province, China, 18 Sep 1931
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19 Sep 1931

China Photo(s) dated 19 Sep 1931
Japanese flag being hoisted above newly captured Chinese 7th Brigade headquarters, Mukden, Liaoning Province, China, 19 Sep 1931
21 Sep 1931

China
  • The Japanese installed Colonel Kenji Doihara as the mayor of Mukden, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Kenji Doihara | Mukden, Liaoning | CPC]
16 Dec 1931

China
  • Zang Shiyi was named by the Japanese as the governor of Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Zang Shiyi | Liaoning | CPC]
21 Dec 1931

China
31 Dec 1931

China
  • Japanese troops reached the Taling River en route toward Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Jinzhou | Liaoning | CPC]
3 Jan 1932

China
3 Aug 1932

China
20 Apr 1933

China
  • Vice Admiral Shizue Tsuda was named the commanding officer of the newly recommissioned Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Hisoharu Kubota was named Tsuda's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Jul 1933

China
  • Vice Admiral Yurikazu Edahara succeeded Vice Admiral Shizue Tsuda as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Mar 1934

China
  • Zhang Jinghui, already the head of the Ministry of Defense of the puppet state of Manchukuo since 1932, was named the Minister of Defense. ww2dbase [Zhang Jinghui | Changchun, Liaoning | CPC]
15 Nov 1934

China
  • Vice Admiral Kichijiro Hamada succeeded Vice Admiral Yurikazu Edahara as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
21 May 1935

China
15 Nov 1935

China
  • Admiral Hideho Wada succeeded Vice Admiral Kichijiro Hamada as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara was named Wada's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Chuichi Hara | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Dec 1936

China
  • Vice Admiral Masaichi Maeda succeeded Admiral Hideho Wada as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Dec 1937

China
3 Jul 1938

China
  • Kenkichi Ueda, Japanaese ambassador to the puppet nation of Manchukuo, arrived in Lushun to dedicate the ground-breaking ceremony of a grand Shinto shrine in Lushun, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Kenkichi Ueda | Lushun, Liaoning | CPC]
15 Nov 1938

China
  • Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato succeeded Vice Admiral Masaichi Maeda as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
19 Sep 1939

China
  • Zang Shiyi was captured by Japanese troops in Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Zang Shiyi | Liaoning | CPC]
15 Nov 1939

China
  • Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya succeeded Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Isamu Takeda was named Hosogaya's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
30 Aug 1940

China
  • The Japanese-sponsored puppet state Manchukuo established a flight school in Fengtien Province to train military and civilian pilots. ww2dbase [Liaoning | CPC]
1 Nov 1940

China
  • Rear Admiral Keizo Tanimoto replaced Rear Admiral Isamu Takeda as the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya (Ryojun Military Port, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
15 Nov 1940

China
  • Vice Admiral Teruhisa Komatsu succeeded Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
5 Jul 1941

China
  • Vice Admiral Hidehiko Ukita succeeded Vice Admiral Teruhisa Komatsu as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
12 Aug 1941

China
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was assigned to Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Yi Un | Jinzhou, Liaoning | CPC]
20 Nov 1941

China
  • The Japanese-controlled Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China was upgraded to the status of a Guard District. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
5 Jan 1942

China
  • Vice Admiral Hidehiko Ukita stepped down as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Guard District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
15 Jan 1942

China
  • The Japanese-controlled Ryojun Guard District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
14 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1943
Zhou Fuhai inspecting Manchu Aircraft Company plant, Mukden, Liaoning, China, 14 Apr 1943
29 Jul 1944

China
  • B-29 Superfortress bombers of the 20th USAAF flying from advanced airfields near Chengdu in China attacked the Showa steel works at Anshan in Liaoning, northeastern China. During the raid B-29 bomber 42-5256 piloted by Captain Howard R. Jarrell was struck by a shell and badly damaged. Unable to make the 1,500 mile journey home, Captain Jarrell decided to try to reach Vladivostock in the USSR. Intercepted by Soviet Yak-9 fighters the crippled bomber was forced to land at the small strip at Tavrichanka where the aircraft and its crew were interned by the Soviet authorities. ww2dbase [Anshan, Liaoning | AC]
28 Sep 1944

China
  • The grand Shinto shrine in Lushun, puppet nation of Manchukuo (Liaoning Province, China), its contruction completed in Mar 1944, held its opening ceremony. ww2dbase [Lushun, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Oct 1944

China
  • Emperor Showa's personal representative arrived in Lushun, puppet nation of Manchukuo (Liaoning Province, China) to perform a blessing ceremony for the newly opened grand Shinto shrine. ww2dbase [Lushun, Liaoning | CPC]
20 Apr 1945

China
25 Aug 1945

China
6 Sep 1945

China
  • Communist Chinese 8th Route Army entered Mukden, Liaoning Province, China and received captured Japanese equipment from the occupying Soviet forces. ww2dbase [Mukden, Liaoning | CPC]
1 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1945
Soviet naval infantrymen flying the navy ensign at Port Arthur (Ryojun or Lushunkou), Liaoning, China, 1 Oct 1945
18 Oct 1945

China
  • Soviet authorities in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China denied the entry of US ships into the port. The ships were carrying Chinese troops tasked with occupying the region. The Soviet officials at Dalian directed the ships to Huludao and Yingkou further up the coast, but the US ships would encounter the same treatment. ww2dbase [Dalian, Liaoning | CPC]
8 Nov 1945

China
  • Chinese Nationalist troops launched an offensive in Liaoning Province, China against communist positions. ww2dbase [Liaoning | CPC]
16 Apr 1946

China
26 May 1947

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Faku County, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Liaoning | CPC]
27 May 1947

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Changtu County, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Liaoning | CPC]
17 Jan 1948

China
  • Wei Lihuang was made the commanding officer of the Northeast Anti-Communist Headquarters in Mukden (Shenyang), Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Wei Lihuang | Mukden, Liaoning | CPC]
3 Oct 1948

China
  • In Mukden (Shenyang), Liaoning Province, China, Wei Lihuang was dismissed in person by Chiang Kaishek. ww2dbase [Wei Lihuang | Mukden, Liaoning | CPC]
15 Oct 1948

China
16 Oct 1948

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Jinzhou, Liaoning | CPC]
30 Oct 1948

China
  • Wei Lihuang departed Mukden (Shenyang), Liaoning Province, China by aircraft from Dongta Airfield at about 1500 hours. ww2dbase [Wei Lihuang | Mukden, Liaoning | CPC]
2 Nov 1948

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Shenyang, Liaoning | CPC]
13 Nov 1956

China
  • Zang Shiyi passed away at the Fushun War Criminals Management Center in Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Zang Shiyi | Fushun, Liaoning | CPC]
11 Jan 1959

China
  • Zhang Jinghui passed away from heart failure at the Fushun War Criminals Management Center in Fushun, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Zhang Jinghui | Fushun, Liaoning | 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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