26 Aug 1937
  • Japanese aircraft sank Chinese vessel Jiaori. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Japanese aircraft attacked a vehicle carrying the ambassador of United Kingdom during an air raid on Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A second rifle company of two officers and 102 enlisted men arrived in Shanghai, China from Cavite, Philippine Islands to reinforce the US 4th Marine Regiment; the first company of identical strength had arrived 7 days prior. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After sundown, Mao Yingchu and Lu Jichun, each flying a Hawk III fighter, shot down a Japanese G3M2 Model 21 bomber over the town of Tianchang, Anhui Province, China north of Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The keel of destroyer Kelly was laid down by Hawthorn Leslie and Company in Hebburn, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

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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Portrait of Zhou Zhikai, 1939




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