30 Oct 1885

China
19 Nov 1890

China
31 Oct 1914

China
  • Settsu began the bombardment of German positions in and near Qingdao, Shandong Province, China alongside of Japanese battleship Kawachi, German pre-dreadnaught HMS Triumph, and other smaller warships and support ships. ww2dbase [Settsu | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
7 Nov 1914

China
24 Apr 1917

China
  • Zang Xilan was born in Gouya Village (now Laoshan District of Qingdao), Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Zang Xilan | Gouya, Shandong | CPC]
5 Jan 1924

China
27 Jul 1927

China
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Weihai, Shandong Province, China, a British leased territory. ww2dbase [Hermes | Weihai, Shandong | CPC]
30 Apr 1928

China
  • Nationalist Chinese troops entered Jinan, Shandong Province, China. Japanese troops had entered that Chinese city without provocation several days prior. ww2dbase [Jinan Incident | Jinan, Shandong | CPC]
3 May 1928

China
  • Takashi Sakai met with Chiang Kaishek in Shandong Province, China, declaring that the Japanese troops in the Jinan area were tasked only with the protection of Japanese nationals, and promising that they would withdraw from Jinan within days. Chiang was persuaded of Sakai's sincerity. Within hours, however, Japanese troops would attack Chinese troops and civilians in the city. 18 Chinese officials were arrested and executed by the Japanese; Chinese intelligence later determined that Sakai might have personally given the order for the executions. ww2dbase [Jinan Incident | Chiang Kaishek | Takashi Sakai | Shandong | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 May 1928
Autopsy being performed on a Japanese civilian victim of the Jinan Incident, Jinan, Shandong, China, circa 3 May 1928, photo 1 of 3Autopsy being performed on a Japanese civilian victim of the Jinan Incident, Jinan, Shandong, China, circa 3 May 1928, photo 2 of 3Autopsy being performed on a Japanese civilian victim of the Jinan Incident, Jinan, Shandong, China, circa 3 May 1928, photo 3 of 3
4 May 1928

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1928
Damaged civilian homes, Jinan, Shandong Province, China, circa 4 May 1928, photo 1 of 8Damaged civilian homes, Jinan, Shandong Province, China, circa 4 May 1928, photo 2 of 8Damaged civilian homes, Jinan, Shandong Province, China, circa 4 May 1928, photo 3 of 8Damaged civilian homes, Jinan, Shandong Province, China, circa 4 May 1928, photo 4 of 8
See all photos dated 4 May 1928
5 May 1928

China
  • Chinese leader Chiang Kaishek conceded to demands of Japanese General Hikosuke Fukuda in order to de-escalate the violence taking place in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Jinan Incident | Chiang Kaishek | Jinan, Shandong | CPC]
28 Mar 1929

China
  • Japan withdrew troops from various Chinese cities in Shandong Province, China, moving them into the Japanese base in nearby Qingdao. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
17 Sep 1932

China
  • HMS Hermes departed Weihai, Shandong Province, China, a British leased territory for Nagasaki, Japan. ww2dbase [Hermes | Weihai, Shandong | CPC]
12 Sep 1935

China
  • HMS Hermes departed Weihai, Shandong Province, China, a British leased territory. ww2dbase [Hermes | Weihai, Shandong | CPC]
25 Jul 1937

China
  • Destroyer Squadron 29 of US Asiatic Fleet departed Yantai, Shandong Province, China and made rendezvous with USS Augusta at sea. ww2dbase [Augusta | Yantai, Shandong | CPC]
26 Jul 1937

China
  • Japanese women and children began evacuating from Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
13 Aug 1937

China
  • USS Augusta departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China with Admiral Harry Yarnell of US Asiatic Fleet aboard. ww2dbase [Augusta | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
31 Aug 1937

China
  • The last Japanese merchant ship departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China, escorted by submarine tender Jingei. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
4 Sep 1937

China
  • Japanese diplomatic personnel previously stationed in Nanjing, China arrived in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China by train for evacuation to Japan. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
26 Dec 1937

China
  • Chinese seaplane tender Zhenhai was sunk as a blockship in Qingdao harbor, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
9 Jan 1938

China
  • USS Marblehead departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China for Yantai to the southwest. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
  • HMS Suffolk departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China for the British colony of Weihaiwei to the east. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
10 Jan 1938

China
  • Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops landed in and near Qingdao, Shandong Province, China to reinforce the Japanese Army and Navy personnel already in the city. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
2 Feb 1938

China
  • Troops of Japanese No. 1 Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force, 284 men, landed at Yantai, Shandong Province, China, supported by light cruiser Kuma (flagship of the operation). No. 5 Sasebo Special Naval Landing Force and No. 6 Sasebo Special Naval Landing Force would soon arrive to reinforce No. 1 Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force, which met unexpected resistance. ww2dbase [Kuma | Yantai, Shandong | CPC]
3 Feb 1938

China
  • Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops captured Yantai, Shandong Province, China. Japanese gunboats immediately entered the harbor to help eliminate the last pockets of Chinese resistance. ww2dbase [Yantai, Shandong | CPC]
8 Mar 1938

China
  • Zhu Jiaxun, flying an I-15bis fighter, shot down a Japanese Ki-2 light bomber over Tengxian, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Zhu Jiaxun | Tengxian, Shandong | CPC]
20 Mar 1938

Photo(s) dated 20 Mar 1938
Li Zongren at the rail station in TaiChinese troops at the Tai
22 Mar 1938

China
  • Japanese troops began to march toward Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province, China, where the Chinese set up an advanced defensive position to guard the major city of Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province to the south. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Shandong | CPC]
23 Mar 1938

China
  • At 0900 hours, Japanese troops wiped out Chinese outposts north of Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province. Meanwhile, the Chinese 27th Division arrived at Tai'erzhuang and bolstered the defense's right flank. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
24 Mar 1938

China
  • Japanese artillery began bombardment the city walls of Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province. Japanese troops attempted to rush into collapsed areas of the wall, but such attacks were driven back after suffering great casualties. Overnight, General Sun Lianzhong visited the town under the cover of darkness, and decided to transfer several field guns and armored vehicles to bolster defenses. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Sun Lianzhong | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
25 Mar 1938

China
  • Chinese troops stumbled upon the Japanese artillery position near Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province and scattered Japanese gun crews, forcing the Japanese to move 1,000 men and 20 light tanks from the main assault force to deal with this surprise. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
27 Mar 1938

China
  • Japanese troops began to enter the town of Tai'erzhuang in Shandong Province; Chinese troops forced the Japanese to fight for every block. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
28 Mar 1938

China
  • Before dawn, troops of Chinese 9th Battalion of 186th Regiment launched nearly suicidal charges against Japanese positions at Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province in an attempt to drive Japanese out of the town. The attemps were largely unsuccessful, especially after the arrival of Japanese armor cars and light tanks at 0700 hours. By nightfall, casualties were so great on the Chinese side that all auxiliary units were forced to pick up arms and operated as combat units. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
30 Mar 1938

China
  • For the first time in the Battle of Tai'erzhuang in the border region between Shandong and Jiangsu Provinces in China, Chinese aircraft appeared, destroying 11 vehicles with fighters and attacked troop concentrations with bombers. They were, however, unable to counter the Japanese dive bombers that attacked the northwestern sector of the town in the afternoon. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
3 Apr 1938

China
  • Major fighting in Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province, China caused hundreds of civilian deaths. Unable to secure permission to withdraw from the city, Chinese General Sun Liren promised his men that he would remain in the city with the rest of the troops. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
4 Apr 1938

China
  • At 2100 hours, Chinese troops mounted attacks against Japanese positions in Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province, China, with support from field guns. Japanese attempts to reinforce the positions were tied down by carefully planned Chinese maneuvers. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
6 Apr 1938

China
  • At 1530 hours, unable to defend against the Chinese counter offensive launched on the previous day, Japanese troops began to withdraw from Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province, China, abandoning ammunition and heavy equipment in their wake. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1938
Chinese troops fighting in Tai
9 Apr 1938

China
  • Chinese troops drove Japanese forces out of the Tai'erzhuang region in Shandong Province, China, ending the battle. Chiang Kaishek gave the order to pursue and destroy all fleeing Japanese troops, but local commanders disobeyed, opting to give their troops some time to rest after three weeks of non-stop fighting. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
10 Apr 1938

China
  • Zhu Jiaxun, flying an I-15bis fighter, shot down a Japanese Ki-27 fighter over Zhaozhuang, Shandong Province, China. His fighter was then badly damaged by his victim's squadron mates; he would be able to survive the encounter by crash landing into a wheat field. ww2dbase [Zhu Jiaxun | Zhaozhuang, Shandong | CPC]
15 Apr 1938

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1938
Chinese soldier displaying captured Japanese equipment, Tai
2 Jul 1939

China
  • Crown Prince Yi Un inspected troops in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Yi Un | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
13 Aug 1940

China
  • Admiral Thomas C. Hart of the US Navy Asiatic Fleet shifted his flag from heavy cruiser USS Augusta to submarine USS Porpoise at Qingdao, Shandong, China and departed for Shanghai. It was the first time a Asiatic Fleet chief had traveled in a submarine. ww2dbase [Porpoise | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
9 Feb 1943

China
  • Yugure completed a troop convoy escort mission from Sasebo, Japan to Qingdao, China. ww2dbase [Yugure | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
12 Feb 1943

China
  • Juzan Maru, Shinkyo Maru, and Aratama Maru, with troops on board, sailed out of Qingdao, China, with Yugure in escort. ww2dbase [Yugure | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
27 Aug 1943

China
  • Yasuji Kaneko participated in the destruction of levees near the city of Linqing, Shandong Province, China. He witnessed fellow soldiers releasing Vibrio cholerae, the bacteria that caused cholera, into the flood waters with the intention to infect Chinese civilians with the disease. ww2dbase [Yasuji Kaneko | Linqing, Shandong | CPC]
17 Aug 1945

China
  • B-24 bomber "The Armored Angel" took off from Kunming, Yunnan Province, China with six OSS operatives and one Chinese interpretor on board. They were parachuted over the Weixian Internment Camp, Shandong Province, China for the libration of about 1,400 civilian prisoners at the camp. ww2dbase [Weixian Internment Camp | Wei, Shandong | CPC]
7 Oct 1945

China
  • Chinese communist forces prevented the US Navy from landing troops at Chefoo (Zhifu; now Yantai), Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Zhifu, Shandong | CPC]
10 Oct 1945

China
  • US Navy arrived at Qingdao, Shandong Province, China and immediately began preparations for the transportation of Chinese forces to northern China and the transportation of Japanese troops to Japan. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
11 Oct 1945

China
  • US Marines landed on the southern coast of Shandong Province, China to slow the Chinese Communist advance. ww2dbase [Shandong | CPC]
22 Dec 1945

China
  • Destroyer escort USS Tabberer departed Tsingtao, China (now Qingdao) bound for the United States. ww2dbase [Tabberer | Tsingtao, Shandong | DS]
20 Apr 1946

China
16 May 1947

China
  • Zhang Linfu committed suicide in his command cave in Menglianggu, Mengyin County, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Zhang Lingfu | Mengyin, Shandong | CPC]
3 Oct 1947

China
  • Japanese landing ship No. 172 was turned over to the Republic of China Navy at Qingdao, Shandong Province, China; she was renamed Lui Shan and would remain in Chinese service until 1955. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | Qingdao, Shandong | 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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