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16 Oct 1937
  • Chinese troops counterattacked the Japanese at Xinkou, Shanxi, China, slowing Japanese momentum. ww2dbase [Battle of Shanxi | CPC]
  • The first flight of the prototype Short Sunderland flying boat took place. ww2dbase [S.25 Sunderland | AC]
Japan
  • Minoru Ota was made the commanding officer of oiler Tsurumi. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
Spain
  • Emden arrived in Spanish waters. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
United States

16 Oct 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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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal