Table of Data Points

Tag : China

1945-08-30Hong Kong Liberated

Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. During the period of occupation, Hong Kong had lost half it's population.

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1945-08-091945-08-20Soviets invade Manchuria

A significant factor in the rapid surrender of Japan after the second Atomic bomb was dropped. 700,000 Soviet troops occupied Manchuria. The systematic rape and pillage of the Chinese people was ignored by Soviet authorities.

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1945-01-28Burma Road Open

Supply trucks begin to reach China over the newly re-opened Burma road.

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1944-12-18Hankow Bombing

77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.

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1943-11-221943-11-26Cairo Conference

President Franklin Roosevelt of the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom, and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China meet to discuss the war against Japan and postwar Asia.

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1942-10-01Lisbon Maru

On her second patrol the US submarine Grouper sunk the Japanese freighter Lisbon Maru. The ship was not appropriately marked to indicate she was carrying 1800 British POWs. Over 800 of these men either drowned or were shot by Japanese soldiers.

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1942-01-18Japan invades Burma

The Japanese forced their way over the steep jungle-covered Tenasserim Range, and attacked Tavoy. The defenders were overwhelmed and forced to evacuate the town in disorder.

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1941-12-201st Flying Tigers Combat

Aircraft of the 1st and 2nd squadrons intercepted 10 unescorted Kawasaki Ki-48 "Lily" bombers of the 21st Hikotai raiding Kunming. Three of the Japanese bombers were shot down near Kunming and a fourth severly was damaged.

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1941-12-08China & Japan at War

The Republic of China declares war on Japan. This is sometimes referred to as the second Sino-Japanese war.

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1941-12-081941-12-25Battle of Hong Kong

Eighteen days after the battle began, British colonial officials headed by the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Aitchison Young, surrendered in person at the Japanese headquarters. This day is known in Hong Kong as "Black Christmas".

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