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8 Dec 1937

China
  • Japan established the puppet nation of Mengjiang in the Inner Mongolia region of China. Its capital was at Kalgan (now Zhangjiakou), Chahar Province, China. ww2dbase [Demchugdongrub | Kalgan, Chahar | CPC]
  • Prince Yasuhiko arrived outside of Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Yasuhiko | Nanjing | CPC]
  • Chinese Air Force squadrons departed Nanjing, China for airfields to the west, leaving the capital city without fighter defense and with little modern communications equipment. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanjing and the Rape of Nanjing | Nanjing | CPC]
United States
  • Minoru Yasui was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant in the US Army Infantry Reserve. ww2dbase [Minoru Yasui | CPC]

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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