27 Jul 1898

China
  • Hairong arrived at Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Hairong | Tianjin | CPC]
24 Aug 1898

China
  • Haichou arrived at Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Haichou | Tianjin | CPC]
21 Sep 1898

China
  • Haichen arrived at Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Haichen | Tianjin | CPC]
30 Jan 1921

China
28 Sep 1926

China
29 Sep 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
1 Oct 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of a provisional battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
6 Dec 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
1 May 1927

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the executive officer of 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
5 Sep 1927

China
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Tianjin, China for a tour of Korea and Japan. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
25 Sep 1927

China
1 Nov 1927

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of a provisional battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
24 Dec 1927

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the executive officer of 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
22 Feb 1928

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the Post Executive Officer at Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
1 Jul 1928

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the Chief of Staff of US forces in China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
22 Sep 1928

China
30 Oct 1928

China
10 Mar 1929

China
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Tianjin, China for a tour of Korea and Japan. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
1 Apr 1929

China
30 Jul 1937

China
13 Dec 1937

Photo(s) dated 13 Dec 1937
Chinese civilian bounded up at a train marshaling yard, Tianjin, China, Jul-Aug 1937; note Japanese censor
2 Mar 1938

China
  • The last US Army troops departed Tianjin, China; 200 US Marines remained in the city to guard American interests there. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
14 Jun 1939

China
26 Sep 1945

China
  • After weeks of preparations by advanced units, the main body of US troops, in the form of US Marines, arrived in China via Tianjin. A huge crowd gathered to welcome them. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
30 Sep 1945

China
  • US Marines landed in Tanggu, Tianjin, China and began to move toward Beiping. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1945
US Marines entering Tianjin, China, 30 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2US Marines entering Tianjin, China, 30 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 2
6 Oct 1945

China
  • US Marines began to march from Tianjin toward Beiping, China in an attempt to secure the two airfields in that area. They were met with some small arms fire from Communist forces in the countryside. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
7 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Oct 1945
Lieutenant General Ginnosuke Uchida surrendering his forces to the Chinese, former French Concession zone, Tianjin, China, 7 Oct 1945; the surrender document was accepted by USMC Major General Keller Rockey on behalf of the Chinese
13 Oct 1945

China
  • US Marines stepped in to break up the violence that had broken out between Japanese nationals and an angry Chinese mob in the city of Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
2 Jan 1949

China
  • Chen Changjie received a letter from the Chinese Communists urging his surrender of Tianjin, China; he would reject the request. ww2dbase [Chen Changjie | Tianjin | CPC]
13 Jan 1949

China
  • Chen Changjie received an ultimatum from the Chinese Communists regarding the surrender of Tianjin, China; he again rejected the request. ww2dbase [Chen Changjie | Tianjin | CPC]
15 Jan 1949

China
  • Chen Changjie was captured by Chinese Communist forces in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Chen Changjie | Tianjin | 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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