4 Dec 1889

China
2 Apr 1894

China
26 Dec 1896

China
5 Aug 1913

China
15 Mar 1914

China
23 Feb 1923

China
  • Arthur Chin was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant in the Guangdong Provincial Air Force in China. ww2dbase [Arthur Chin | Guangdong | CPC]
6 Sep 1925

Photo(s) dated 6 Sep 1925
Chiang Kaishek with the graduates of the second class of the Whampoa Military Academy, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 6 Sep 1925
20 Mar 1926

China
  • Having discovered a Communist plot to kidnap him in Guangzhou in southern China, Chiang Kaishek issued the order to arrest top Communist and left-wing leaders. As Wang Jingwei fled to Paris, France and Zhou Enlai fled to Shanghai, China, Chiang would effectively emerge from this failed plot as the sole leader of the Nationalist Party and its military forces. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
12 Oct 1926

China
  • He Yingqin was named the commanding officer of the 1st Cadet Regiment consisted of trainees of the Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [He Yingqin | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
13 Oct 1926

China
  • He Yingqin was named the director of academy affairs at the Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [He Yingqin | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
1 Dec 1932

China
  • Arthur Chin joined the Guangdong Provincial Air Force in China as a warrant probationary pilot. ww2dbase [Arthur Chin | Guangdong | CPC]
15 Jun 1935

China
8 Aug 1937

China
  • A S-43 aircraft operated by China National Aviation Corporation was ditched due to rough weather at Chilang Point, Daya Bay, Guangdong Province, China; 3 were killed, 8 survived. ww2dbase [S-43 | Guangdong | CPC]
15 Aug 1937

China
  • Rear Admiral Masakichi Okuma and his Japanese Navy Destroyer Squadron 5 were placed in charge of evacuating Japanese residents in Southern China to Taiwan. ww2dbase [Guangdong | CPC]
31 Aug 1937

China
  • The Japanese Navy Kanoya Air Group, based in Taiwan, launched 9 Type 96 G3M2 bombers to attack Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. 8 Hawk III fighters of Chinese 29th Independent Pursuit Squadron were scrambled to intercept; one G3M bomber was shot down, two Hawk III fighters were damaged. ww2dbase [Bombing of Shanghai, Chongqing, and other Cities | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
21 Sep 1937

China
  • Light carrier Hosho arrived off Guangzhou, Guangdong, China and launched aircraft to attack Tienho and Paiyun airfields, claiming 6 kills. 5 of the fighters launched ran out of fuel and were lost in the sea; all crew members were rescued. ww2dbase [Hosho | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • Ryujo attacked Guangzhou, Guangdong, China with 9 aircraft in the afternoon; they claimed to have shot down five of the defending Chinese Hawk III fighters. ww2dbase [Ryujo | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
27 Sep 1937

China
  • Arthur Chin, flying a Hawk II fighter, damaged a Japanese G3M bomber over the Hankou-Guangdong Raiway in southern China. He ran out of fuel and made a crash landing near Shantou (Postal Map: Swatow), Guangdong, China. ww2dbase [Arthur Chin | Shantou, Guangdong | CPC]
28 Sep 1937

China
  • Zhaohe was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Zhaohe | Guangdong | CPC]
30 Sep 1937

China
  • Japanese aircraft bombarded Chinese coastal battery positions overlooking the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Guangdong Operation | Guangdong | CPC]
7 Oct 1937

China
  • Kaga arrived off Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangdong | CPC]
24 Oct 1937

China
  • Kaga departed waters south of Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangdong | CPC]
24 Nov 1937

China
  • Kaga arrived off Guangdong Province, China and began launching aircraft against Chinese positions near Guangzhou. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
29 Nov 1937

China
  • Kaga departed waters south of Guangdong Province, China; some of her aircraft were left behind to operate from airfields in southern China. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangdong | CPC]
14 Dec 1937

China
  • Kaga arrived off Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangdong | CPC]
23 Feb 1938

China
  • Chinese 29th Pursuit Squadron, commanded by Wong Sun-sui, was relocated to Nanxiong, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Wong Sun-sui | Nanxiong, Guangdong | CPC]
24 Feb 1938

China
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying a Gladiator fighter, damaged three Japanese E7K seaplanes and damaged a fourth aircraft of uncertain type (E7K or E8N) over Nanxiong, Guangdong Province, China; he was given 2.25 victories. ww2dbase [Wong Sun-sui | Nanxiong, Guangdong | CPC]
28 Feb 1938

China
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying a Gladiator fighter out of Tianhe (Postal Map: Tien Ho) Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, shot down a Japanese E8N floatplane at about 0830 hours and claimed another as probable. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Wong Sun-sui | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
3 Mar 1938

China
  • Kaga arrived off Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangdong | CPC]
4 Apr 1938

China
  • While off Guangdong Province, China, Kaga's aircraft which had detached from the carrier in late 1937 were reassigned back to her. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangdong | CPC]
13 Apr 1938

China
  • Kaga launched 18 D1A2 bombers at 0830 hours, with 6 fighters in escort, to attack Tienhe airfield near Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; Gladiator fighters of Chinese 28th Pursuit Squadron and 29th Pursuit Squadron intercepted the group, shooting down 2 A4N1 fighters and 2 D1A2 bombers; 4 Chinese fighters were also lost in combat. ww2dbase [Kaga | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • Kaga launched 18 D1A1 dive bombers against Tianhe (Postal Map: Tien Ho) Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; they were escorted by six A5M and four A4N fighters. Two D1A1, one A5M, and two A4N aircraft were lost. The Chinese Air Force lost five Gladiator fighters and two pilots during the engagement. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Kaga | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying a Gladiator fighter out of Tianhe (Postal Map: Tien Ho) Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, shot down a D1A1 dive bomber, an A4N fighter, and an A5M fighter (Petty Officer 2nd Class Yukio Miyazato) from carrier Kaga over Guangzhou. These were his 5th, 6th, and 7th victories. He was then shot down by the A5M fighter flown by Petty Officer 1st Class Jiro Chono; although he bailed out successfully, he lost the small finger of his left hand. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Wong Sun-sui | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
6 May 1938

China
  • Zhu Jiaxun led a flight of three I-15bis fighters in escorting three SB-2 bombers to attack the Japanese Army airfield on Sanzao Island, Guangdong Province, China. The bombers dropped their payload amidst anti-aircraft fire without meeting any fighter opposition; as the bombers turned back for their home fields, Zhu and his two wingmen also dropped their 22-pound bombs (four bombs on each fighter) before departing. ww2dbase [Zhu Jiaxun | Sanzao, Guangdong | CPC]
28 May 1938

China
4 Jun 1938

China
16 Jun 1938

China
  • John Wong, flying a Gladiator fighter and leading eight others, attacked a group of six Japanese G3M bombers over Guangdong Province, China, shooting down two. ww2dbase [John Wong | Guangdong | CPC]
  • Arthur Chin, flying a Gladiator fighter, shot down a Japanese G3M bomber near Lechang, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Arthur Chin | Lechang, Guangdong | CPC]
1 Jul 1938

China
25 Jul 1938

Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1938
Protest against the Japanese invasion of China, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 25 Jul 1938
30 Aug 1938

China
  • 9 Japanese bombers escorted by 6 A5M4 fighters attacked an airfield near Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; Galdiator fighters of Chinese 32nd Pursuit Squadron rose to intercept. 2 Japanese fighters and 6 Chinese fighters were shot down in the fighting. ww2dbase [Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • Zhu Jiaxun, flying a Gladiator fighter, shot down two Japanese A5M fighters over Nanxiong, Guangdong Province, China, but his fighter would run out of fuel, forcing him to crash land in a rice paddy; he suffered light injuries as he was thrown out of the aircraft on landing. ww2dbase [Zhu Jiaxun | Nanxiong, Guangdong | CPC]
12 Oct 1938

China
  • Troops of the Japanese 5th Division, 18th Division, and 104th Division landed at Daya Bay 75 kilometers southeast of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; the landing operation was supported in the air by both Japanese Navy and Japanese Army aircraft, flying in from as far was Taiwan. ww2dbase [Guangdong Operation | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
21 Oct 1938

China
  • Japanese troops captured the city of Guangzhou in Southern China nearly unopposed. The city was afire from both heavy Japanese bombing in the previous few days as well as from fires set by the retreating Chinese troops. ww2dbase [Guangdong Operation | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
22 Oct 1938

Photo(s) dated 22 Oct 1938
Japanese soldier at Haizhu Bridge, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 22 Oct 1938
23 Oct 1938

China
25 Oct 1938

China
29 Oct 1938

China
  • Japanese Navy warships entered the harbor of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, raising the Japanese Navy ensign on the customs buoy. ww2dbase [Guangdong Operation | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
1 Dec 1939

China
20 Nov 1941

China
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was assigned to Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Yi Un | Guangdong | CPC]
29 Dec 1941

China
  • Chinese Rear Admiral Chan Chak arrived in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China with a group of British officers and men who had escaped from Hong Kong four days prior. ww2dbase [Battle of Hong Kong | Chan Chak | Huizhou, Guangdong | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Dec 1941
Chan Chak with British and Chinese personnel who had recently escaped from Hong Kong, Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China, 29 Dec 1941Chan Chak (center, with arm in sling) and others in Huizhou, Guangdong, China, 29 Dec 1941
16 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1942
Celebration in Guangzhou, Guandong Province, China over the Japanese victory in Singapore, circa 16 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 3Celebration in Guangzhou, Guandong Province, China over the Japanese victory in Singapore, circa 16 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 3Celebration in Guangzhou, Guandong Province, China over the Japanese victory in Singapore, circa 16 Feb 1942, photo 3 of 3
15 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 1942
Wang Jingwei with Japanese and Chinese collaboration officials, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 15 Jun 1942Wang Jingwei inspecting Chinese collaborationist troops, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 15 Jun 1942; note group of Japanese officers in background
4 Jul 1942

China
  • Five B-25 bombers of US 10th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, damaging buildings, runways, and several aircraft on the ground. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
18 Jul 1942

China
  • Three B-25 bombers of US 10th Air Force based in Guilin Airfield, Guangxi Province, China attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
6 Aug 1942

China
8 Aug 1942

China
  • B-25 bombers of US 10th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; they claimed to have shot down two Japanese fighters over Guangzhou. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
23 Nov 1942

China
  • Six B-25 bombers of US 10th Air Force, escorted by 17 P-40 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming over 50 aircraft destroyed on the ground. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
8 May 1943

China
  • 16 B-24 bombers and 11 B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming about 20 aircraft destroyed on the ground. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
6 Jul 1943

China
7 Jul 1943

China
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force, escorted by P-51 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
28 Jul 1943

China
31 Jul 1943

China
20 Aug 1943

China
  • Six B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming five Japanese fighters shot down over Guangzhou. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
26 Aug 1943

China
  • Five B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force, escorted by 11 P-40 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; the US bombers and fighters together claimed five Japanese Zero fighters shot down. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
4 Sep 1943

China
  • 10 B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force, escorted by P-40 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming three Japanese Zero fighters shot down. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
24 Dec 1943

China
  • 18 B-24 bombers of US 14th Air Force, escorted by fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming 20 Japanese fighters shot down; one B-24 bomber was shot down. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
27 Aug 1944

China
28 Aug 1944

China
29 Aug 1944

China
31 Aug 1944

China
7 Sep 1944

China
28 Sep 1944

China
29 Sep 1944

China
30 Sep 1944

China
1 Oct 1944

China
2 Oct 1944

China
3 Oct 1944

China
17 Oct 1944

China
  • 15 B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force, escorted by 12 P-40 and 10 P-51 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
26 Oct 1944

China
  • B-24 and B-25 bombers of the US 14th Air Force attacked Japanese shipping off Leizhou Peninsula, Guangdong, China. ww2dbase [Leizhou, Guangdong | CPC]
11 Dec 1944

China
22 Dec 1944

China
  • P-40 and P-51 fighters of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming several Japanese fighters shot down. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
27 Dec 1944

China
  • 17 P-51 fighters of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming 10 Japanese fighters destroyed; 2 P-51 fighters were shot down. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
16 Jan 1945

China
9 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1945
Painted decoy B-29 bomber near Tianhe Airfield, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 9 Mar 1945
13 Mar 1945

China
  • USAAF B-24 and B-25 bombers conducted anti-shipping sweeps off the Chinese coast between Fuzhou and Hong Kong. Japanese convoy KAI-311 was attacked, and Aikoku Maru No. 12, Kokoku Maru No. 37, Tarumizu Maru No. 18, Tarumizu Maru No. 34, Coast Defense Vessel No. 66, and transport Masajima Maru were sunk. The latter two were sunk by B-24 bombers just off of Shantou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Shantou, Guangdong | HM]
7 Sep 1945

China
  • Chinese General Zhang Fakui and his troops entered Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
16 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Sep 1945
Troops of Nationalist Chinese New 1st Army marching into Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 16 Sep 1945
31 Aug 1949

China

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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