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29 Apr 1932

China
  • Yoshinori Shirakawa was seriously wounded by a bomb planted by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China; Shirakawa would die of his wounds a month later. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was blinded in the right eye by an attack by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kenkichi Ueda lost his left leg to a bomb planted by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yun Bong-gil detonated a bomb at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China, killing General Yoshinori Shirakawa and Government Chancellor Kawabata Sadaji. He failed to get away and was arrested. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1932
Yoshinori Shirakawa, Kichisaburo Nomura, and others at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) moments before a bomb was detonated, Shanghai, China, 29 Apr 1932Yun Bong-gil under arrest after the Shanghai, China attack, 29 Apr 1932, photo 1 of 2Yun Bong-gil under arrest after the Shanghai, China attack, 29 Apr 1932, photo 2 of 2

29 Apr 1932 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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