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18 Feb 1938

China
  • Japanese Army and Navy aircraft began a 6-month-long aerial bombardment campaign against the Chinese temporary capital city of Chongqing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Nanjing Safety Zone International Committee was renamed the Nanjing International Rescue Committee. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]

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