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20 Sep 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang, flying a Hawk III fighter, damaged a Japanese D1A1 dive bomber and shot down an E8N seaplane near Nanjing, China. Both Liu and his wingman Lieutenant Yuan Baokang each claimed an E8N shot down, but Japanese records showed only one lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • John Wong, flying a P-26 fighter, damaged a Japanese floatplane over China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Sep 1937
Machine gun crew of Chinese 88th Division covering an infantry advance, Shanghai, China, Sep-Oct 1937; note Germany-supplied helmetsSoldier of Chinese 88th Division guarding a position in Shanghai, China, Sep-Oct 1937

20 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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