20 Sep 1865

China
  • Jiangnan Arsenal was established in Shanghai, China. Li Hongzhang was named its first commanding officer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Dec 1894

China
  • Song Ziwen was born in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Mar 1898

China
  • Song Meiling was born in Hongkou District, Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Apr 1911

China
  • Haiqi departed Shanghai, China for Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Sep 1919

Photo(s) dated 17 Sep 1919
Kim Gu and other members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai, China, 17 Sep 1919
1 Jan 1921

Photo(s) dated 1 Jan 1921
Kim Gu and other members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai, China, 1 Jan 1921
14 Mar 1926

China
  • Haichou supported Nationalist troops at Shanghai, China during the Northern Expedition campaign. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Mar 1926

China
  • Haichou was damaged by Beiyang warships off Wusong, Shanghai, China, which caused 9 killed and 10 to 20 wounded. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Aug 1926

China
  • Wang Zhi boarded the passenger ship President McKinley at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Mar 1927

China
  • Yingrui arrived at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Apr 1927

China
  • Bai Chongxi purged communists from the Nationalist Chinese garrison in Shanghai, China and a number of labor leaders in the city; many of them were executed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Apr 1927

China
  • Chiang Kaishek declared martial law in Shanghai, China as the first step of a bloody purge against Communists. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Jul 1927

China
  • The county of Shanghai in China was raise to a city status. ww2dbase [CPC]
14 Jul 1927

China
  • The city of Shanghai was given the status of a municipality directly controlled by the Chinese central government. ww2dbase [CPC]
10 Nov 1927

China
  • Chiang Kaishek arrived in Shanghai, China from Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jun 1931

China
  • The keel of light cruiser Pinghai was laid down at the Jiangnan Arsenal in Shanghai, China with Chinese Secretary of the Navy Chen Shaokuan in attendence. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
23 Jul 1931

China
  • Song Ziwen survived an assassination attempt at the Shanghai North Railway Station in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Nov 1931

China
  • HMS Hermes departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Jan 1932

China
  • Japan demanded China to dissolve anti-Japanese organizations and pay compensation for losses incurred due to Chinese boycotts of Japanese goods. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jan 1932

China
  • The First Battle of Shanghai began in China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Jan 1932

China
  • Japanese aircraft attacked the Chapei district of Shanghai, China, causing 1,000 deaths, most of which were civilian. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Feb 1932

China
  • Japanese carrier Hosho and the Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 3 arrived off Shanghai, China to support the battles in the city. Also on this day, the United Kingdom and the United States demanded Japan to cease the fighting in Shanghai. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Feb 1932

China
  • Light carrier Hosho launched aircraft to attack Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Two Japanese bombers and three carrier-borne (Hosho) biplane fighters engaged in dogfights with Chinese Air Force fighters over Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Feb 1932

China
  • Light carrier Hosho launched aircraft to support ground troops at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Part of the air groups from Japanese carriers Kaga and Hosho was dispatched to Shanghai, China to support fighting on the ground. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Feb 1932

China
  • Three Japanese carrier-borne (Kaga) bombers, escorted by six fighters, was attacked by Chinese fighters over Shanghai, China; a biplane, piloted by American volunteer Robert Short, shot down one bomber before being shot down himself. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Feb 1932

Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1932
Troops of Chinese 19th Route Army guarding a roadblock in Shanghai, China, circa 28 Feb 1932
29 Feb 1932

China
  • Japanese 11th Infantry Division landed near Liuhe behind Chinese lines in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Mar 1932

China
  • Chinese troops launched a counterattack at Shanghai, China, but it failed to break Japanese lines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Mar 1932

China
  • Chinese 19th Route Army indicated that it was running out of supplies and was preparing to withdraw from Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Mar 1932

China
  • Chinese 19th Route Army and the 5th Army withdrew from Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Mar 1932

China
  • China agreed to the League of Nations demand to stop fighting in and near Shanghai, but Japanese forces continued to attack Chinese positions. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Mar 1932

China
  • Fighting ceased in Shanghai, China, thus ending the First Battle of Shanghai. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Mar 1932

China
  • League of Nations representatives arrived in Shanghai, China in an attempt to force the Japanese to negotiate with the Chinese for a ceasefire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Apr 1932

China
  • Yoshinori Shirakawa was seriously wounded by a bomb planted by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China; Shirakawa would die of his wounds a month later. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was blinded in the right eye by an attack by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kenkichi Ueda lost his left leg to a bomb planted by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yun Bong-gil detonated a bomb at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China, killing General Yoshinori Shirakawa and Government Chancellor Kawabata Sadaji. He failed to get away and was arrested. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1932
Yoshinori Shirakawa, Kichisaburo Nomura, and others at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) moments before a bomb was detonated, Shanghai, China, 29 Apr 1932Yun Bong-gil under arrest after the Shanghai, China attack, 29 Apr 1932, photo 1 of 2Yun Bong-gil under arrest after the Shanghai, China attack, 29 Apr 1932, photo 2 of 2
5 May 1932

China
  • Japan and China signed the Shanghai Ceasefire Agreement, which made Shanghai off-limits for Chinese troops while it allowed some Japanese units to remain in the city. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 May 1932

China
  • Yun Bong-gil was convicted of murder for the death of Yoshinori Shirakawa and Kawabata Sadaji in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 May 1932

China
  • Yoshinori Shirakawa passed away in Shanghai, China from wounds sustained during a bomb blast one month prior. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Aug 1932

China
  • Hiroshi Nemoto arrived in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Aug 1932

China
  • Ninghai arrived at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Apr 1935

Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1935
Crew of USS Augusta, Shanghai, China, 6 Apr 1935; note Chester Nimitz front row just left of the life preserver and Lewis Puller in front row, third from right
28 Sep 1935

China
  • Light cruiser Pinghai was launched at the Jiangnan Arsenal in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
24 Sep 1936

Photo(s) dated 24 Sep 1936
Hazel Ying Lee at an air show in Shanghai, China, 24 Sep 1936; note Shanghai mayor Wu Tiecheng behind Lee
16 Jul 1937

China
25 Jul 1937

China
2 Aug 1937

Photo(s) dated 2 Aug 1937
Troops of the Chinese 88th Division marching toward Shanghai, China, circa early Aug 1937; note German M1935 helmets
9 Aug 1937

China
  • Chinese Peace Preservation Corps troops shot and killed Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces Lieutenant Isao Oyama as he attempted to enter Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai, China without authorization. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Aug 1937

China
  • Japanese Consul General in China demanded the Chinese to withdraw the Peace Preservation Corps from Shanghai due to the death of Lieutenant Isao Oyama at Hongqiao Airport on the previous day. Meanwhile, additional Japanese troops began arriving in Shanghai. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Aug 1937

China
  • USS Augusta delivered 50 Marines and 57 Navy personnel to reinforce the US 4th Marine Regiment stationed at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Liu Cuigang flew his first combat mission of the Second Sino-Japanese War, attacking Japanese warships at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the Shanghai area in eastern China in a Hawk III fighter. The mission was called off due to weather. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Aug 1937

China
  • Japanese troops and men of Chinese Peace Preservation Corps exchanged small arms fire at the Zhabei, Wusong, and Jiangwan districts of Shanghai, China starting at 0900 hours, thus opening the Second Battle of Shanghai. At 1500 hours, Japanese troops crossed the Bazi Bridge in Zhabei district amidst mortar attacks by troops of Chinese 88th Division. At 1600 hours, warships of Japanese 3rd Fleet bombarded Chinese positions. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Units of the US 4th Marine Regiment were assigned to reinforce the Municipal Police of the international zone in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
14 Aug 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang, commanding officer of the 24th Pursuit Squadron of the Chinese 5th Pursuit Group flying a Hawk III fighter, claimed the squadron's first victory, an E8N seaplane, near Shanghai, China; Japanese records showed no E8N aircraft lost on that date. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Liu Zhesheng, flying a Hawk III fighter, shot down a G3M bomber of Japanese Kanoya Air Group near Shanghai, China. He shared this victory with fellow pilot Li Guidan or his wingman Lieutenant Wang Wenhua. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1937
Cathay Hotel (now Fairmont Peace Hotel) damaged by Japanese aerial bombing, International Settlement zone, Shanghai, China, 14 Aug 1937
15 Aug 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang engaged in aerial combat over Shanghai, China flying a Hawk III fighter, claiming the downing of a Japanese reconnaissance aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Mao Yingchu, flying a Hawk III biplane fighter, claimed a Japanese B2M carrier torpedo bomber over Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Liu Zhesheng, flying a Hawk III fighter, shared the credit of a B2M aircraft from carrier Kaga with other pilots near Shanghai, China. He was forced to break off from the engagement after his aircraft was damaged in the fuel tank. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1937
Smoke above Zhabei district of Shanghai during battle, Aug-Sep 1937Japanese soldiers guarding a Chinese prisoner of war at bayonet point, south of Yuepu, Shanghai, China, Aug 1937; note Japanese censor
16 Aug 1937

China
  • Yuan Baokang, flying a Hawk III fighter, claimed an E8N floatplane over Shanghai, China as his first victory. However, Japanese records showed no such loss on this date. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Aug 1937

China
  • Japanese light tanks halted a Chinese counter attack at Shanghai, China. Meanwhile, the first group of American evacuees departed from the international zone of Shanghai. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Liu Cuigang engaged in aerial combat over Shanghai, China flying a Hawk III fighter, claiming the downing of a Japanese bomber at 1940 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Aug 1937

China
  • A rifle company of two officers and 102 enlisted men arrived in Shanghai, China from Cavite, Philippine Islands to reinforce the US 4th Marine Regiment. ww2dbase [CPC]
20 Aug 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang, flying a Hawk III fighter, shot down a Japanese fighter and an E8N seaplane from seaplane carrier Kamoi after he dropped a 500-pound bomb on a Japanese troop concentration in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1937
Chinese soldier in Shanghai, China, 1937
21 Aug 1937

China
  • Patrolling Japanese E8N floatplanes intercepted six Chinese Gamma 2E light bombers over the suburbs of Shanghai, China. The Japanese succeeded in forcing the Chinese to abandon the planned attack on the Kunda Texile Factory, but failed to shoot down any aircraft (but the Japanese claimed two victories). Lieutenant Yue Yiqin of the 22nd Pursuit Squadron of the Chinese 4th Pursuit Group, flying a Hawk III biplane fighter, shot down the Japanese floatplane flown by Petty Officer First Class Shigeru Yano, who survived the downing. Yano attempted to ram a Chinese aircraft as he went down; he failed to make contact as none of the Chinese fighters reported being rammed, but Yano believed he did. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Aug 1937

China
  • Mutsu arrived at Shanghai, China and disembarked 2,000 troops of the Japanese Army 11th Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Liu Cuigang claimed a Japanese A4N biplane fighter from carrier Ryujo over eastern Shanghai, China at 0730 hours; the heavily damaged A4N fighter would return to Ryujo successfully, however. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yuan Baokang, flying a Hawk III fighter, damaged an A4N biplane fighter from carrier Ryujo over Liuhe near Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying a P-26 fighter, shot down a Japanese A4N fighter near Chongming Island north of Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Aug 1937

China
26 Aug 1937

China
  • Japanese aircraft attacked a vehicle carrying the ambassador of United Kingdom during an air raid on Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A second rifle company of two officers and 102 enlisted men arrived in Shanghai, China from Cavite, Philippine Islands to reinforce the US 4th Marine Regiment; the first company of identical strength had arrived 7 days prior. ww2dbase [CPC]
27 Aug 1937

Photo(s) dated 27 Aug 1937
Killed civilians on Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China, Aug 1937; note Japanese censor
28 Aug 1937

China
  • Wang Xiaoting, also known as H. S. "Newsreel" Wong, filmed the scenes at South Station in Shanghai, China immediately after a Japanese Navy aerial bombing. One of the stills featuring an injured and crying toddler, "Chinese Baby", would soon be seen by an estimated 25 million people world wide in the form of newsreels, newspapers, and magazines by the end of the year. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1937
Injured Chinese toddler crying in the South Station in Shanghai, China, 28 Aug 1937, photo 1 of 2Injured Chinese toddler crying in the South Station in Shanghai, China, 28 Aug 1937, photo 2 of 2A boy scout tending to a toddler injured by Japanese bombing at South Station, Shanghai, China, 28 Aug 1937, photo 1 of 2A boy scout tending to a toddler injured by Japanese bombing at South Station, Shanghai, China, 28 Aug 1937, photo 2 of 2
See all photos dated 28 Aug 1937
29 Aug 1937

China
  • Settsu, which had ferried a battalion of Sasebo 4th Special Naval Landing Force from Japan, disembarked the troops onto light cruiser Natori and destroyer Yakaze off Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
30 Aug 1937

Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1937
Japanese soldier guarding a group of Chinese prisoners of war, Shanghai, China, 30 Aug 1937; note Japanese censorPhotographer Wang Xiaoting (also Wang Haisheng or H. S.
1 Sep 1937

China
6 Sep 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang, flying a Hawk III fighter, attacked Japanese warships off Shanghai, China with 500-pound bombs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Sep 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang, flying a Hawk III fighter, claimed to have destroyed two Japanese tanks in Shanghai, China with bombs and claimed a Japanese fighter shot down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cen Zeliu dropped small bombs at Japanese armored cruiser Izumo near Shanghai, China; the bomb missed the target. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Sep 1937

China
  • Following the advice of German advisor to China Falkenhausen, Chinese troops dug in at Luodian near Shanghai to defend against a Japanese offensive. The 300,000 Chinese infantry troops would hold on to Luodian for four days against attacks by 100,000 Japanese troops with overwhelming firepower. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Sep 1937

China
  • Japanese troops took the town of Luodian near Shanghai after four days of attacks. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Sep 1937

China
  • The 2nd Marine Brigade headquarters and the US 6th Marine Regiment arrived in Shanghai, China. The US Marine Corps presence in Shanghai was now 2,536-strong. ww2dbase [CPC]
20 Sep 1937

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
27 Sep 1937

China
  • Liu Cuigang, flying a Hawk III fighter, led a flight of six others to drop 110-pound bombs on Japanese tank concentrations reported near Luodian, Shanghai, China. Failing to find the tanks but seeing Japanese fighters, Liu ordered all bombs jettisoned in order to engage the fighters. Liu would claim one Japanese fighter shot down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Oct 1937

China
4 Oct 1937

China
  • After a 10-day rest period, the US 4th Marine Regiment returned to police duties in the international zone in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
12 Oct 1937

China
  • Yuan Baokang, flying a stripped-down Hawk III fighter, scored a victory on Lieutenant Nambu's E8N floatplane over Shanghai, China when the two aircraft collided with each other during the dogfight. The Japanese floatplane crashed and exploded, but Yuan was able to crash land near Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Oct 1937

China
  • The Guanxi Army arrived in Shanghai, China to reinforce the Chinese forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 20 Oct 1937
Troops of Japanese 18th Infantry Regiment at Dachang near Shanghai, China, Oct 1937, photo 1 of 2Troops of Japanese 18th Infantry Regiment at Dachang near Shanghai, China, Oct 1937, photo 2 of 2Japanese troops fighting in Shanghai, China, Oct 1937
26 Oct 1937

China
  • At 2200 hours, the Chinese 524th Regiment withdrew from Shanghai North Railway Station into the six-story Sihang Warehouse in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Oct 1937

China
  • After taking Shanghai North Railway Station in the morning, Japanese troops moved on to launched a small scale attack the Sihang Warehouse on the north bank of the Suzhou River in Shanghai to test Chinese defenses. The Japanese avoided using mortars and other weapons of greater firepower, including aerial bombardment, to avoid hitting the international zone just across the river. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1937
Chinese soldiers on the roof of Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, late Oct 1937West wall of Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, late Oct or early Nov 1937Bombed out shell of what used to be the Shanghai North Railway Station, late Oct 1937
28 Oct 1937

China
  • Japanese troops attacked the Sihang Warehouse in Shanghai, China with light field guns. In the evening, trucks loaded with donated supplies from Shanghai residents reached the warehouse; Japanese snipers killed three Chinese soldiers while they were unloading the trucks. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Oct 1937

China
  • A 12-foot-wide Chinese flag was raised atop the Sihang Warehouse in Shanghai, China, which was a great morale booster for the defenders fortified inside the building. Meanwhile, western officials in the international zone in Shanghai appealed to Chiang Kaishek to order the defenders in the Sihang Warehouse to withdraw, while negotiating for a short ceasefire agreement from the Japanese so that the withdraw would be conducted in peace. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Oct 1937
Two Japanese soldiers helping a wounded comrade off the battlefield near Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China, late Oct 1937Japanese troops assaulting the Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, circa 29 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 3Japanese troops assaulting the Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, circa 29 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 3Japanese troops assaulting the Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, circa 29 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3
30 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1937
Sihang warehouse, Shanghai, China, late-Oct 1937Sihang warehouse, Shanghai, China, late-Oct 1937Sihang warehouse, Shanghai, China, late-Oct 1937
31 Oct 1937

China
  • At midnight, the remaining 376 Chinese officers and men in the Sihang Warehouse in Shanghai, China withdrew from the building into the international zone. The evacuation was completed by 0200 hours on 1 Nov 1937. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Nov 1937

China
  • The Sihang Warehouse in Shanghai, stubbornly defended by the Chinese for four days, was evacuated between 0000 and 0200 hours. The 376 Chinese officers and men were allowed to evacuate into the international zone across the southern shore of the Suzhou River but were kept imprisoned until the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Nov 1937

China
  • Japanese 10th Army landed at Jinshanwei in the south of Shanghai, China in an attempt to surround the city. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Nov 1937

China
  • Chinese troops began to retreat from Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Nov 1937

China
  • Japanese troops began the occupation of Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Dec 1937

China
  • John Wong, flying a P-26 fighter, flew a reconnaissance mission out of Nanjing, China over the Shanghai area. He radioed the number of Japanese aircraft parked at several airfields, and escaped the Japanese fighters that rose to intercept him. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Feb 1938

China
  • Japanese General Iwane Matsui made a speech during a memorial service for troops of the Shanghai Expeditionary Force who were killed in combat. The speech included his order to "put an end to various reports affecting the prestige of the Japanese troops", referring to reports of atrocities committed by Japanese troops in Nanjing, China. Later on the same day he made an entry in his dairy noting that "I could only feel sadness and responsibility today, which has been overwhelmingly piercing my heart. This is caused by the Army's misbehaviors after the fall of Nanjing and failure to proceed with the autonomous government and other political plans." ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
27 Feb 1938

China
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade headquarters and the US 6th Marine Regiment departed Shanghai, China. The US 4th Marine Regiment remained in Shanghai as the only American military unit there. ww2dbase [CPC]
30 Aug 1938

Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1938
Victims of aerial bombing, Shanghai, China, circa Aug 1938
29 Apr 1939

China
  • USS Astoria arrived at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 May 1939

China
  • Admiral Harry E. Yarnell visited USS Astoria in the morning; in the afternoon, the cruiser departed Shanghai, China for Hong Kong. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Aug 1940

China
  • US Navy Asiatic Fleet chief Admiral Thomas C. Hart arrived in Shanghai, China aboard USS Porpoise. Upon arrival, he transferred his flag to yacht Isabel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Sep 1941

China
  • In China, the American Consul-General at Shanghai, the commander of the Yangtze Patrol, and the commanding officer of the 4th Marine Regiment at Shanghai recommended that all naval forces in China be withdrawn. ww2dbase [CPC]
15 Sep 1941

China
27 Nov 1941

China
  • US Navy-chartered passenger liner President Madison departed from Shanghai, China for the Philippine Islands with the 2nd Battalion of the US 4th Marine Regiment. ww2dbase [CPC]
28 Nov 1941

China
  • US Navy-chartered passenger liner President Harrison departed from Shanghai, China for the Philippine Islands with the final elements of the US 4th Marine Regiment. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Nov 1941
US 4th Marine Regiment gathering at the quays along Huangpu River, Shanghai, China as the unit prepared to leave the International Settlement, 28 Nov 1941
29 Nov 1941

China
  • US Navy river gunboats Luzon and Oahu departed Shanghai, China for Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
7 Dec 1941

China
  • Japanese armored cruiser Izumo sank British river gunboat HMS Peterel in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • River gunboat USS Wake was captured by the Japanese in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
8 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1941
Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops guarding a building they had just seized, Shanghai International Settlement, China, 8 Dec 1941Japanese Special Naval Landing Force infantryman guarding a building his unit had just seized, Shanghai International Settlement, China, 8 Dec 1941Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops marching into the Shanghai International Settlement, China, 8 Dec 1941The former gunboat USS Wake, surrendered to the Japanese on 8 Dec 1941 at Shanghai, China; the only US warship to be surrendered to Japan in the entire war. The Japanese renamed her Tatara.
See all photos dated 8 Dec 1941
5 Aug 1942

China
18 Oct 1943

China
21 Oct 1943

China
22 Jul 1944

China
  • American aircraft raided Japanese positions in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
17 Jul 1945

China
  • Over 200 American bombers attacked Jiangwan, Shanghai, China, which held the largest concentration of Japanese aircraft in China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Jul 1945

China
  • 214 US aircraft attacked the Japanese airfield at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
24 Jul 1945

China
  • More than 100 B-24 bombers based in Okinawa, Japan attacked Japanese airfields at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
19 Aug 1945

China
  • US forces entered Shanghai, China to prevent Chinese communists from occupying the city. Chinese Nationalist forces would finally arrive in Shanghai on 3 Sep 1945. ww2dbase [CPC]
3 Sep 1945

China
  • Large crowds welcomed Chinese troops into Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Sep 1945

China
  • Milton Miles arrived in Shanghai, China by aircraft to prepared for the arrival of the US Navy 7th Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Sep 1945

China
  • In Shanghai, China, after being overworked, recovering from malaria (and at times overdosing on Atabrine), and taking too much Benzedrine and sleeping pills to help him work and rest, Milton Miles began showing signs of psychosis. On this date, he met with newly arrived Thomas Kinkaid in Shanghai, China; Kinkaid described Miles as suffering from "war shock". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Sep 1945

China
  • US Navy 7th Fleet sailed into Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
10 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 Oct 1945
Major General D. L. Weart greeting General Tang Enbo during Double-Ten Day celebrations, Shanghai Race Course, Shanghai, China, 10 Oct 1945Lieutenant F. M. Edwards, Commander N. M. Carlson, Commander T. A. Gregg, Lieutenant Commander H. D. Lane, and Commander A. E. Wills at the Double Ten Day celebrations, Shanghai Race Course, China, 10 Oct 1945
10 Nov 1945

China
  • USS Saint Paul arrived at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Nov 1945

China
  • Albert Wedemeyer ordered that public saluting for US servicemen in Shanghai, China was no longer required unless on official business. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Dec 1945

China
  • The US military publication Shanghai Stars and Stripes sponsored a US Army-US Navy American football game in Shanghai, China. The passenger of the pre-game rickshaw race was crowned Miss Rickshaw 1945 and Queen of the Army-Navy Game. 1,500,000 people, Americans and Chinese, turned out to join in on the overall festivities while 20,000 attended the football game. Navy defeated Army in the game, 12 to 0. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1945
USS Anzio at anchor in the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China, 1 Dec 1945USS Anzio at anchor in the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China, Dec 1945
8 Dec 1945

China
  • Captain Harold Baker was named the commanding officer of USS Saint Paul while at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Dec 1945

China
  • USS Saint Paul and Chinese landing craft LST144 collided at Shanghai, China, causing slight damage to the cruiser's bow. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Jan 1946

China
  • USS Saint Paul departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jun 1946

China
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Jun 1946

China
  • USS Sterlet departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Jun 1946

China
1 Jul 1946

China
17 Jun 1947

China
  • War criminals Sergeant Jiro Shimoda and Captain Harochi Yonemura were executed in Shanghai, China. Shimoda had plundered and raped Chinese civilians during the occupation, including several murders committed at Jianying 85 miles northwest of Shanghai on the date of the surrender. Yonemura had ordered enlisted men under his command to bury, while alive, more than 100 Chinese civilians in Changshu near the city of Suzhou. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Jul 1947

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Nov 1950

China
  • Song Tiancai was captured by communist forces in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Mar 1955

China
  • Wei Lihuang arrived in Shanghai. China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Apr 1968

China
  • Chen Changjie committed suicide in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Feb 1979

China
  • The Communist Party of Shanghai, China exonerated Chen Changjie. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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