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13 Apr 1938
  • Switzerland requested Germany not to issue passports to Austrian Jews, or to issue different passports (the later "'J' passports") to Austrian Jews so that they could be readily identified at the border and denied entry when necessary. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Kaga launched 18 D1A2 bombers at 0830 hours, with 6 fighters in escort, to attack Tienhe airfield near Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; Gladiator fighters of Chinese 28th Pursuit Squadron and 29th Pursuit Squadron intercepted the group, shooting down 2 A4N1 fighters and 2 D1A2 bombers; 4 Chinese fighters were also lost in combat. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Kaga launched 18 D1A1 dive bombers against Tianhe (Postal Map: Tien Ho) Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; they were escorted by six A5M and four A4N fighters. Two D1A1, one A5M, and two A4N aircraft were lost. The Chinese Air Force lost five Gladiator fighters and two pilots during the engagement. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying a Gladiator fighter out of Tianhe (Postal Map: Tien Ho) Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, shot down a D1A1 dive bomber, an A4N fighter, and an A5M fighter (Petty Officer 2nd Class Yukio Miyazato) from carrier Kaga over Guangzhou. These were his 5th, 6th, and 7th victories. He was then shot down by the A5M fighter flown by Petty Officer 1st Class Jiro Chono; although he bailed out successfully, he lost the small finger of his left hand. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

13 Apr 1938 Interactive Map

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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939