27 Dec 1936

China
  • Jiang Dingwen was released from captivity in Xi'an, China by Zhang Xueliang. ww2dbase [Jiang Dingwen | Xi'an | CPC]
  • He Yingqin addressed a crowd of 200,000 people in a rally in Nanjing, China on behalf of Chiang Kaishek; the rally was held to celebrate Chiang's safe return after the Xi'an Incident. ww2dbase [He Yingqin | Nanjing | CPC]
Russia
  • The Pe-8 bomber aircraft took its maiden flight with M. M. Gromov at the controls at Khodynka Aerodrome in Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Pe-8 | Moscow | CPC]

27 Dec 1936 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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