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20 Aug 1937

China
  • China was divided into five war areas for the purpose of organizing defense. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Liu Cuigang, flying a Hawk III fighter, shot down a Japanese fighter and an E8N seaplane from seaplane carrier Kamoi after he dropped a 500-pound bomb on a Japanese troop concentration in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Liu Cuigang | Shanghai | CPC]
  • While moored in the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China in the evening, the crew of USS Augusta gathered on the well deck for movies. A Chinese anti-aircraft shell intended for a Japanese reconnaissance aircraft flying nearby landed on the American cruiser, killing Seaman 1st Class Freddie J. Falgout and wounding 18 others. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Augusta | Shanghai | CPC]
Japan
  • Mutsu embarked 2,000 men of the Japanese Army 11th Division. ww2dbase [Mutsu | CPC]
  • Nachi departed Nagoya, Japan with the headquarters company and 1st company of 6th Infantry Regiment of Japanese Army 3rd Division aboard. ww2dbase [Nachi | Nagoya, Aichi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1937
Chinese soldier in Shanghai, China, 1937

20 Aug 1937 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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