Newsreel: Sinking of the USS Panay

Norman Alley’s Movietone newsreel footage of the sinking of the USS Panay by Japanese aircraft of the 12th and 13th Kokutai, 12th December 1937.

2 Panay sailors were killed, as well as the captain of the tanker Mei Ping, Carl H. Carlson, and the Italian journalist Sandro Sandri. It is not known how many Chinese civilians were killed on board the Standard Oil tankers that were being escorted by the Panay.

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