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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 | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • Xinjiang provincial forces under Ma Shengkuei captured Kashgar, Xinjiang, China without opposition. ww2dbase [Xinjiang Wars | CPC]
  • Capitaine de vaisseau Auphan was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc. ww2dbase [Jeanne d'Arc | CPC]
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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 [AC]

1 Sep 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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