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31 Aug 1937
  • Italian submarine Iride attacked British destroyer HMS Havock off Spain, and HMS Havock responded with depth charges; neither incurred any damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy Kanoya Air Group, based in Taiwan, launched 9 Type 96 G3M2 bombers to attack Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. 8 Hawk III fighters of Chinese 29th Independent Pursuit Squadron were scrambled to intercept; one G3M bomber was shot down, two Hawk III fighters were damaged. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The last Japanese merchant ship departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China, escorted by submarine tender Jingei. ww2dbase [CPC]

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