10 May 1938

  • Japanese 5th Fleet under the command of Admiral Koichi Shiozawa arrived the port city of Xiamen, China, delivering 2,000 Special Naval Landing Force troops near Fort Baishi, but outside of the range of the Chinese coastal guns. Chinese troops abandoned the fort. ww2dbase [Battle of Xiamen | Xiamen, Fujian | CPC]
  • Tenryu provided naval gunfire support for the amphibious assault at Xiamen, China. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Xiamen, Fujian | CPC]

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