11 Jul 1937
  • Units of the Japanese Chosen Army and Kwantung Army, previously ordered to march into China on the first day of the Second Sino-Japanese War, was recalled due to political reasons. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ya-20 trainer aircraft took its first flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Army and Japanese Navy agreed on a boundary in China. The Army was placed in charge of conducting the war in northern China, while the Navy would take on central and southern China. The Japanese Navy's air power in China at this time consisted of 80 aircraft aboard carriers Kaga, Ryujo, and Hosho. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was assigned to Cruiser Division 10. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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