8 Aug 1932

  • General Nobuyoshi Muto succeeded Mannosuke Yamaoka as the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Nobuyoshi Muto succeeded Shigeru Honjo as the commanding officer of the Japanese Kwantung Army in northeastern China. Kuniaki Koiso was named as Muto's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Kuniaki Koiso | CPC]
  • Hiroshi Nemoto arrived in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | Shanghai | 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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