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13 Aug 1937

  • Japanese troops and men of Chinese Peace Preservation Corps exchanged small arms fire at the Zhabei, Wusong, and Jiangwan districts of Shanghai, China starting at 0900 hours, thus opening the Second Battle of Shanghai. At 1500 hours, Japanese troops crossed the Bazi Bridge in Zhabei district amidst mortar attacks by troops of Chinese 88th Division. At 1600 hours, warships of Japanese 3rd Fleet bombarded Chinese positions. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Shanghai | CPC]
  • USS Augusta departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China with Admiral Harry Yarnell of US Asiatic Fleet aboard. ww2dbase [Augusta | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
  • Units of the US 4th Marine Regiment were assigned to reinforce the Municipal Police of the international zone in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Shanghai | CPC]

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