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20 Oct 1936

China
23 Nov 1936

China
  • Near Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China, Chinese forces began marching toward Mongolian positions at midnight. At 1300 hours, Chinese forces of the Shanxi-Suiyuan Army began firing at Mongolian forward posts and took high ground. ww2dbase [Battle of Suiyuan | Bailingmiao, Suiyuan | CPC]
24 Nov 1936

China
  • Chinese and Mongolian troops engaged in heavy combat near Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China starting at 0100 hours through dawn, pushing back Mongolian forces back repeatedly. Chinese generals Sun Changsheng and Sun Lanfeng chose to make a major push despite sunrise, which meant Japanese air support might arrive at any time. Spearheaded by armored cars, Chinese troops pushed into the town of Bailingmiao, taking it by 0930 hours. 600 to 700 Monglians were killed, 200 were captured; the Chinese suffered 300 killed and wounded. Chinese troops captured 10 field guns, 10 machine guns, 600 rifles, several radios, 500 barrels of gasoline, a food storage dump, an ammunition dump, and many horses. ww2dbase [Battle of Suiyuan | Bailingmiao, Suiyuan | CPC]
28 Nov 1936

China
  • 3,000 Mongolian and Chinese irregulars loyal to the Japanese-sponsored puppet state Mengjiang launched an offensive toward Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Suiyuan | Bailingmiao, Suiyuan | CPC]
30 Nov 1936

Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1936
Field gun crew of Shanxi-Suiyuan Army loyal to the Nationalist Chinese, Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China, late Nov 1936
3 Dec 1936

China
  • Mongolian and Chinese irregulars loyal to the Japanese-sponsored puppet state Mengjiang launched a failed attack against Chinese positions at Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Suiyuan | Bailingmiao, Suiyuan | CPC]
4 Dec 1936

China
  • Mongolian and Chinese irregulars loyal to the Japanese-sponsored puppet state Mengjiang called off their offensive toward Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Suiyuan | Bailingmiao, Suiyuan | CPC]
1 Apr 1940

China
18 Jan 1944

China
  • A Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) team arrived at Xamba, Suiyuan Province to establish the weather station Camp Four. ww2dbase [Xamba, Suiyuan | CPC]
30 Jan 1944

China
  • Camp Four of the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) in Xamba, Suiyuan Province, China sent its first weather report to the SACO headquarters in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Xamba, Suiyuan | CPC]
14 May 1945

China
  • Chinese guerrilla fighters (who had been trained by the staff of Sino-American Special Technical Cooperative Organization (SACO) Camp Four) under the tactical command of US Navy officer Donald Wilcox attacked a Japanese armored force 130 miles south of Xamba, Suiyuan Province, China. The attackers made use of a unusual weapon, a horse-mounted bazooka. They killed 60 Japanese soldiers and destroyed 2 tanks, while suffering 2 killed. ww2dbase [Suiyuan | CPC]
18 Aug 1945

China
  • Guo Fengwu, the deputy commander of the 24th Pursuit Squadron of the Chinese Air Force, flew over Guisui, Suiyuan (now Hohhot, Inner Mongolia), China and dropped leaflets containing a transcript of Emperor Showa's 15 Aug 1945 radio address. He was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire and became the final Chinese Air Force casualty of the war. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Guisui, Suiyuan | CPC]
9 Sep 1945

China
  • Leaders of various ethnic Mongolian groups in the Inner Mongolia area of China sent a letter to Choibalsan, expressing wishes for Inner Mongolia to be merged with Outer Mongolia. They asked Choibalsan to relay this wish to Joseph Stalin. ww2dbase [Suiyuan | CPC]
10 Sep 1945

China
  • Leaders of ethnic Mongolians met in Sonid, Suiyuan Province, in the Inner Mongolia region of China, and declared the People's Republic of South Mongolia. The newly declared government immediately sent a letter to Soviet Army Headquarters in Moscow, Russia, expressing wishes for Inner Mongolia to be merged with Outer Mongolia. ww2dbase [Sonid, Suiyuan | CPC]
16 Sep 1945

China
  • Mongolian separatist leader Choibalsan visited Sonid, Suiyuan Province, China and met with the leaders of the separatists who had declared the People's Republic of South Mongolia six days prior. ww2dbase [Choibalsan | Sonid, Suiyuan | 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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