12 Oct 1938
  • HMS Sikh (L82) was commissioned into service with Commander J. A. Giffard in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Japanese troops captured Xinyang, Henan, China and began to plan for an attack south along the Pinhan Railway toward Wuhan, Hubei, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Wuhan | CPC]
  • Troops of the Japanese 5th Division, 18th Division, and 104th Division landed at Daya Bay 75 kilometers southeast of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; the landing operation was supported in the air by both Japanese Navy and Japanese Army aircraft, flying in from as far was Taiwan. ww2dbase [Guangdong Operation | CPC]
  • Off the Chinese coast, Kamoi launched aircraft in support of the invasion of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. ww2dbase [Kamoi | 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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