2 Apr 1860

China
29 Jan 1888

China
8 Oct 1892

China
  • Han Deqin was born in Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Han Deqin | Jiangsu | CPC]
9 Jan 1893

China
19 Jan 1894

China
9 May 1937

China
  • Chen Guofu inspected the Huai River rerouting project in Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Chen Guofu | Jiangsu | CPC]
27 Jul 1937

China
7 Aug 1937

China
11 Aug 1937

China
  • Chinese trawlers Ganlu, Aori, and Qingtian and gunboats Suining, and Weining destroyed lighthouses, buoys, and other navigation aids at the mouth of the Yangtze River at Jiangsu Province, China to disrupt an expected naval incursion. On the ground, additional Chinese troops began arriving in Shanghai. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
  • Tongji was scuttled in the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Tongji | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
12 Aug 1937

China
  • Chinese light cruisers Hairong, Pinghai, Ninghai, Haichou, and Yixian and training cruiser Yingrui arrived at the mouth of the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China in anticipation of a Japanese attack. On the same day, 8 older naval vessels, 20 civilian transports, and 8 civilian barges were sunk in the river to block Japanese warships from entering. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
  • Haiqi was scuttled in the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China to block Japanese movement up the river. ww2dbase [Haiqi | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
16 Aug 1937

China
21 Aug 1937

China
  • Yuan Baokang, flying a Hawk III fighter, shot down a prototype G3M bomber piloted by Hikosaburo Sato over Hai'an, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Yuan Baokang | Hai'an, Jiangsu | CPC]
  • Takijiro Onishi was on board a prototype G3M bomber as an observer during a raid on Chinese positions in Jiangsu Province, China when the flight was intercepted by Hawk III fighters of Chinese 5th Pursuit Group; the bomber flying two positions behind his aircraft was shot down by Chinese pilot Lieutenant Yuan Baokang, but Onishi's aircraft was able to escape. ww2dbase [Takijiro Onishi | Jiangsu | CPC]
22 Aug 1937

China
  • In the morning, 12 Japanese Type 92 attack aircraft, escorted by 6 Type 95 fighters, attacked Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, targeting light cruisers Pinghai and Ninghai. Pinghai suffered a hit in the forward half of the Pinghai the starboard side, causing light flooding and injuring commanding officer Captain Gao Xianshen in the waist; Ninghai also suffered one hit. At noon, another wave of Japanese bombers arrived from the west and dropped bombs from altitude, causing minor damage to Pinghai. In the afternoon, 7 carrier aircraft from Kaga attacked the Chinese fleet. At 1630 hours, 9 Japanese aircraft attacked Ninghai, causing no damage. At 1730 hours, 6 Type 92 attack aircraft and 3 Type 95 fighters of the Japanese 12th Air Fleet attacked Pinghai, causing further damage with four bomb hits and near misses. On this day, Pinghai suffered 5 killed, 23 wounded; she also claimed 5 aircraft shot down. Chiense training cruiser Yingrui was also damaged by Japanese aircraft on this day. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
23 Aug 1937

China
  • Japanese reconnaissance aircraft scouted Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China at 1100 hours. At 1400 hours, 9 Type 92 attack aircraft and 3 Type 95 fighters of the Japanese 12th Air Fleet attacked Jiangyin with the purpose of drawing fire from the defenses; shortly after, 12 Type 94 bombers, 14 Type 96 bombers, and 8 carrier aircraft from Kaga attacked the primary target Chinese light cruiser Pinghai, scoring three bomb hits and sinking the ship in shallow waters. At 1400 hours, 38 Japanese aircraft attacked Ninghai from three directions, hitting the light cruiser three times, wounding Captain Chen Hongtai in the legs. Chen attempted to move Ninghai up river away from the action, but she gave in to her wounds near Bawei harbor, sinking by the stern in shallow waters. Ninghai suffered 62 casualties on this day, but claimed 4 Japanese aircraft shot down. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
24 Aug 1937

China
  • Three Chinese transports and eight captured Japanese transports were sunk at the mouth of the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, adding more obstacles to prevent Japanese navigation. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
25 Aug 1937

China
28 Aug 1937

China
29 Aug 1937

China
21 Sep 1937

China
  • Lieutenant Yue Yiqin of the 22nd Pursuit Squadron of the Chinese 4th Pursuit Group, flying Hawk III biplane fighter designated IV-1, with other Hawk III and P-26 fighters, intercepted a group of Japanese bombers en route toward Nanjing, China. While the P-26 fighters occupied the escorting A5M fighters, Yue got through to the bombers over Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China and heavily damaged a D1A1 biplane dive bomber from carrier Kaga. The Japanese dive bomber, which was able to land at Kunda Arifled at Shanghai, China, was crewed by pilot Lieutenant Yoshiyuki Kame and gunner Petty Officer First Class Kuroki; Kuroki was killed by Yue's attack. ww2dbase [Yue Yiqin | Zhenjiang, Jiangsu | CPC]
25 Sep 1937

China
  • 16 Japanese carrier aircraft from Kaga attacked and sank Chinese light cruiser Yixian at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China; two Japanese aircraft were lost in the attack. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
2 Oct 1937

China
3 Oct 1937

China
14 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1937
Japanese soldiers walking among Chinese refugees near the village of Shengjiaqiao in Baoshan, Jiangsu, China, 14 Oct 1937; seen in 10 Nov 1937 issue of Japanese publication Asahigraph
23 Oct 1937

China
  • Yingrui was sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft from Kaga off Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China; 15 were killed, 40 were wounded. ww2dbase [Yingrui | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
30 Oct 1937

China
19 Nov 1937

China
  • Japanese troops captured Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China; the civilians of the city suffered through days of massacre and rape. ww2dbase [Suzhou, Jiangsu | CPC]
1 Dec 1937

China
2 Dec 1937

China
3 Dec 1937

China
14 Mar 1938

China
  • The Japanese 10th Division, 10,000 men in strength, began an offensive from Shandong Province in China toward Jiangsu Province to the south. The first clashes took place on the same day at Tengxian in Jiangsu Province. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tengxian, Jiangsu | CPC]
15 Mar 1938

China
  • 2,000 Chinese troops of the 364th Brigade dug in at Tengxian in Jiangsu Province in China, 75 miles north of the city of Xuzhou, against a 10,000-strong Japanese offensive. The Chinese bolstered its ranks by beginning to conscript and train nearly 1,000 police, militiamen, and other able-bodied men from the region. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tengxian, Jiangsu | CPC]
16 Mar 1938

China
  • The full Japanese offensive against Tengxian, Jiangsu Province, China began at 0800 hours with a bombardment by mountain guns and aircraft. Japanese troops attempted multiple times to rush into the town via collapsed portions of the city wall, but most of the attackers were cut down by Chinese troops. The east gate was taken at 1700 hours, but it was recaptured by the Chinese at 2000 hours. Through the night, 1,000 men from the Chinese 370th and 372nd Battalions were able to sneak into the town as reinforcement. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tengxian, Jiangsu | CPC]
17 Mar 1938

China
  • At 0600 hours, Japanese troops began a 2-hour bombardment on Tengxian, Jiangsu Province, China. At 0800 hours, multiple attacks began from all directions of the town. After suffering very high casualties, Japanese troops captured the west and south gates on the city wall by 1700 hours. Chinese troops on the east gate refused to fall back and fought until they could no longer hold the line; they committed mass-suicide by grenades. Overnight, Chinese troops began to withdraw troops out of Tengxian, marching them to the city Xuzhou 75 miles to the south, which was the Japanese main target of the offensive. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tengxian, Jiangsu | CPC]
18 Mar 1938

China
  • Japanese troops captured Tengxian, Jiangsu Province, China after a two-day battle. The Chinese 31st Division began to march out of Xucheng, Henan Province for Xuzhou area, Jiangsu Province. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tengxian, Jiangsu | CPC]
20 Mar 1938

China
  • Elements of the Japanese 10th Division captured Hanzhuang, Jiangsu Province, China, but Chinese troops halted the offensive just beyond the town. To the east, troops of the same division captured Yixian. The divisional headquarters was established at Yixian for further operations. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Hanzhuang, Jiangsu | CPC]
21 Mar 1938

China
  • The Chinese 31st Division arrived at Jiangsu Province in response of a Japanese attack. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Jiangsu | CPC]
24 Mar 1938

China
  • Chiang Kaishek inspected troops at Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. He personally appointed Bai Chongxi and Lin Weizu as staff officers of the 5th War Area. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Chiang Kaishek | Xuzhou, Jiangsu | CPC]
1 Apr 1938

China
  • Chinese guerrilla fighters destroyed a Japanese field supply dump at Zaozhuang, Jiangsu Province by setting it afire. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Zaozhuang, Jiangsu | CPC]
5 Apr 1938

China
  • Troops from the Chinese First War Area arrived at Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, and immediately launched a counter offensive toward embattled town of Tai'erzhuang in Shandong Province. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Xuzhou, Jiangsu | CPC]
11 Jul 1938

China
  • The Japanese Navy issued Order No. 261 to raise sunken Chinese light cruisers Ninghai and Pinghai at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Ninghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
6 Sep 1940

China
16 Sep 1940

China
30 Sep 1940

China
  • Communist Chinese New 4th Army withdrew from Jiangyan (now a district of Taizhou), Jiangsu Province, China and moved toward nearby town of Huangqiao ("Yellow Bridge"), where it intended on fighting against the detected Nationalist attack. ww2dbase [Battle of Huangqiao | Jiangyan, Jiangsu | CPC]
4 Oct 1940

China
  • Nationalist Chinese troops launched an attack on Communist Chinese New 4th Army in Huangqiao ("Yellow Bridge"), Jiangsu Province, China, nearly taking the town. ww2dbase [Battle of Huangqiao | Huangqiao, Jiangsu | CPC]
5 Oct 1940

China
  • Communist Chinese New 4th Army counterattacked and defeated Nationalist Chinese troops at Huangqiao ("Yellow Bridge"), Jiangsu Province, China, capturing great quantities of weapons and ammunition. ww2dbase [Battle of Huangqiao | Huangqiao, Jiangsu | CPC]
10 Oct 1940

China
  • Communist Chinese New 4th Army linked up with Communist Chinese 8th Route Army at Baiju Village, Dongtai County, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Huangqiao | Baiju, Jiangsu | CPC]
8 Dec 1944

China
25 Aug 1945

China
  • En route to meet the former puppet leaders during Japanese occupation, Captain John Birch of United States Office of Strategic Services was killed by communists near Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. General Albert Wedemeyer immediately lodged a protest to communist officer Zhu De. ww2dbase [Albert Wedemeyer | Suzhou, Jiangsu | CPC]
3 Jun 1946

China
  • Chen Gongbo (Wade-Giles: Chen Kung-po), former president of the puppet Reorganized National Government of China in Nanjing, was executed by firing squad at Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Suzhou, Jiangsu | CPC]
23 Aug 1946

China
27 May 1960

China
  • The wreck of Haiqi at the bottom of Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China was broken in two for scrapping. ww2dbase [Haiqi | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | 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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