12 Feb 1939

China
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15bis fighter, damaged a Japanese aircraft over Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Lanzhou, Gansu | CPC]
20 Feb 1939

China
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15bis fighter, shot down a Japanese BR.20 bomber over Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Lanzhou, Gansu | CPC]
23 Feb 1939

China
  • Mao Yingchu, flying an I-16 fighter, shared the credit for the downing of a Japanese BR.20 bomber over Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. ww2dbase [Mao Yingchu | Lanzhou, Gansu | CPC]
21 May 1940

China
  • 27 Japanese G3M bombers, unescorted, attacked Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. Seven I-15III fighters of 21st Pursuit Squadron of 4th Pursuit Group of the Chinese Air Force scrambled in defensive, shooting down one bomber, and damaging another with 70 machine gun bullets. ww2dbase [Bombing of Shanghai, Chongqing, and other Cities | Lanzhou, Gansu | CPC]
21 May 1941

China
  • Seven I-15III fighters of 21st Pursuit Squadron of Chinese 4th Pursuit Group intercepted 27 unescorted G3M bombers of Japanese Mihoro Kokutai (based in Tainan, Taiwan) over Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China; one G3M bomber was shot down and another returned with damage (70 bullet holes were found). ww2dbase [Lanzhou, Gansu | CPC]
22 May 1941

China
  • 25 G3M bombers of Japanese Mihoro Kokutai (based in Tainan, Taiwan) with A6M Zero fighters in escort attacked Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. Gao Youxin, flying an I-16III fighter temporarily based in Chung Chuan Chun Airfield to the north of the city, dispersed several bombers making an attack run on the airfield, allowing five I-16III fighters to take off. Gao went on to shoot down one G3M bomber (Lieutenant Shintaro Hashimoto) and damaged another. Most of the G3M bombers, however, bombed the city uncontested. ww2dbase [Gao Youxin | Lanzhou, Gansu | 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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