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11 Aug 1937
  • The first flight of the Boulton Paul Defiant aircraft was made at Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom with Chief Test Pilot Cecil Feather at the controls. This first prototype was flown without the gun turret and with ballast added to compensate for the turret and its gunner. As such it achieved a satisfactory 302 mph, and the flying characteristics were pronounced as excellent. ww2dbase [P.82 Defiant | AC]
China
  • Chinese trawlers Ganlu, Aori, and Qingtian and gunboats Suining, and Weining destroyed lighthouses, buoys, and other navigation aids at the mouth of the Yangtze River at Jiangsu Province, China to disrupt an expected naval incursion. On the ground, additional Chinese troops began arriving in Shanghai. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
  • Tongji was scuttled in the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Tongji | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
Japan Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1937
USS Permit underway during shakedown period, 11 Aug 1937

11 Aug 1937 Interactive Map

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Famous WW2 Quote
"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937