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    Shanghai 上海市 Shanghai Municipality China
IJN February 1934

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Matsumi Dec 8, 1941
Shanghai 上海市 is located in Shanghai Municipality on the eastern coast of China at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Also known as Shanghai City. Borders Shanghai Harbor.

Wartime History
On January 28, 1932, Japanese forces attacked and the Chinese resisted, fighting them to a standstill until a cease fire in May. During the Battle of Shanghai in 1937, the Japanese occupied the remaining Chinese administered parts of the city. Foreigners continued to live undisturbed in the "International Settlement" and "French Concession". On December 8, 1941 the Japanese occupied both areas and imprisoned the foreigner civilians and seized their property.

During World War II, Shanghai was occupied by the Japanese. Starting in early July 1944 attacked by U.S. bombers until August 1945. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.

American missions against Shanghai
July 5, 1944–August 6, 1945

On May 27, 1949, at the conclusion of the Shanghai Campaign the Communist People's Liberation Army (PLA) occupied Shanghai through the Shanghai Campaign.

Shanghai Airfield
Prewar airfield

Shanghai Golf Course Airfield
Prewar airfield located at Shanghai Golf

Far East Stadium (遠東運動場)
Located in Shanghai

Kunda Airfield
Used by Japanese A1N2 and B1M3 carrier aircraft during the Shanghai Incident.

Curtiss Hawk III Nose 寧波專號 Number 2503
Pilot Chang force landed August 16, 1937 salvaged by Japanese September 1937

On May 27, 1949, the Communist People's Liberation Army took control of Shanghai, which was one of only three former Republic of China municipalities not merged into neighboring provinces over the next decade After 1949, most foreign firms moved their offices from Shanghai to Hong Kong, as part of an exodus of foreign investment due to the Communist victory.

Shanghai is the most populous city in China.

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July 19, 2021


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