2 Dec 1937

  • Japanese troops captured Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The officials of the Nanjing Branch of the Palace Museum of China ordered the treasures stored at the Taoist monastery Chaotian Gong, which had arrived from Beiping and Shanghai in Dec 1936, to be moved westward ahead of the Japanese attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Emperor Showa gave the command of Japanese troops attacking Nanjing, China to his uncle Prince Yasuhiko, the head of princely household Asaka-no-miya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Cachalot was launched by the Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Dec 1937
Two Japanese soldiers carrying an unidentified item labeled

2 Dec 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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