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1 Sep 1937

  • In China, under the command of Itagaki Seishiro, Japanese 5th Division and 11th Mixed Brigade marched from Beiping toward Chahar and Shanxi Provinces. ww2dbase [Battle of Shanxi | Beiping | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Hosho | Shanghai | CPC]
  • Xinjiang provincial forces under Ma Shengkuei captured Kashgar, Xinjiang, China without opposition. ww2dbase [Xinjiang Wars | Kashgar, Xinjiang | CPC]
  • Capitaine de vaisseau Auphan was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc. ww2dbase [Jeanne d'Arc | CPC]
  • With the capture of Bilbao and Santander the only remaining Spanish Republican stronghold in the north of Spain was Gij√≥n and its surrounding area. The Spanish Nationalists, led by Generals Antonio Aranda and Jos√© Solchaga, launched an offensive through the mountains of Leon and along the coast from the east to capture Gij√≥n. General Aranda's forces, however, were unable to break through the mountain passes, which were strongly held by Asturian troops, until a Navarrese force, under General Solchaga's command, captured the village of Infiesto a month later, thus outflanked the mountain defences and forced the Asturians into a retreat. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | Gij√≥n, Asturias | AC]
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  • No. 5 Group, RAF Bomber Command was established under the command of Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Travis with its headquarters at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Mildenhall, England | AC]

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