16 Oct 1937
  • Chinese troops counterattacked the Japanese at Xinkou, Shanxi, China, slowing Japanese momentum. ww2dbase [Battle of Shanxi | CPC]
  • The first flight of the prototype Short Sunderland flying boat took place. ww2dbase [S.25 Sunderland | AC]
Japan
  • Minoru Ota was made the commanding officer of oiler Tsurumi. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
Spain
  • Emden arrived in Spanish waters. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
United States

16 Oct 1937 Interactive Map

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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