8 Jan 1938
  • Short on supplies, Spanish Colonel Rey d’Harcourt surrendered Teruel to Spanish Republican forces. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
  • Filipp Golikov was promtoed to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Filipp Golikov | CPC]
  • A Japanese-controlled newspaper in China published that the residents of Nanjing, China welcomed Chinese troops with joy, and the Japanese Army offered food and other aid to those in need. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanjing and the Rape of Nanjing | Nanjing | CPC]
  • Japanese seaplane tender Kinugasa Maru departed Ryojun (Lushunkou), northeastern China with troops aboard. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaodong | CPC]
  • In the morning, 13 Japanese Navy E8N floatplanes attacked Nanning, Guangxi Province, China; five Japanese-built Nakajima Type 91-1 parasol monoplane fighters of Chinese 32nd Pursuit Squadron attempted to intercept, but three of them would be shot down, and one of the Chinese pilots would be killed by gunfire while descending in his parachute. In the afternoon, another attack was mounted with 14 E8N floatplanes; the Chinese managed to shoot down one Japanese aircraft. ww2dbase [Nanning Airfield | Nanning, Guangxi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Jan 1938
Emperor Showa (Hirohito) reviewing troops of the Japanese Army on his horse Shirayuki, 8 Jan 1938

8 Jan 1938 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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