I’m continuing my WWII Timeline series with a look at July – September 1937 in this post.
A Timeline of WWII, Summer 1937
July 2, 1937
On aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart’s attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe, she and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared on a leg of the flight from Papua, New Guinea to Howland Island.
July 7, 1937
A conflict between the Republic of China’s National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army near the Marco Polo Bridge outside Beijing, China (known as the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident”) led to warfare between China and Japan. This Japanese invasion of China was a prelude into World War II in the Pacific.
July 31, 1937
Japanese troops occupied Peking, China.
August 22, 1937
A U.S. Gallup poll showed that 43% of Americans supported China, 2% supported Japan, and 55% supported neither.
September 19, 1937
The Japanese launched air raids against Nanking and Canton, China.
This series of posts is based on a compilation of timelines from:
The History Place:
The National WWII Museum Interactive Timeline
World War II Chronicle by the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Most recent post from the series:
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