18 Dec 1937

China
  • Japanese troops executed over 300 Chinese people, military and civilian, on a road outside of Nanjing, China by machine gun. As reported by the International Committee later, at 1600 hours on this date, "at No. 18 I Ho Lu, Japanese soldiers wanted a man's cigarette case and when he hesitated, one of the soldier crashed in the side of his head with a bayonet. The man is now at the University Hospital and is not expected to live." ww2dbase [Battle of Nanjing and the Rape of Nanjing | Nanjing | CPC]
United States
  • USS Permit arrived at San Diego, California, United States and joined Submarine Squadron 6 of the US Navy. ww2dbase [Permit | San Diego, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Dec 1937
Japanese soldiers transporting supplies with a cart at a Nanjing city wall gate, China, Dec 1937; note unburied Chinese remainsJapanese Admiral Kiyoshi Hasegawa, General Iwane Matsui, and Prince Yasuhiko of Asaka at a memorial for fallen Japanese soldiers in Nanjing, China, 18 Dec 1937Japanese Admiral Kiyoshi Hasegawa, General Iwane Matsui, and Prince Yasuhiko of Asaka in Nanjing, China, circa 18 Dec 1937General Iwane Matsui speaking at a memorial for fallen Japanese soldiers in Nanjing, China, 18 Dec 1937
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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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