The Panay Incident

April 12, 2015 PE Matt 0

USS Panay was a river gunboat built in Shanghai in 1927-8 for the US Navy’s Yangtze River patrol. She was a small vessel, only around 500 tons displacement, with a shallow draft that allowed her […]

Newsreel: Sinking of the USS Panay

April 10, 2015 PE Matt 0

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 […]

Fighter Combat Over Nanking, 1937

February 7, 2015 PE Matt 0

By September 1937, the progress of the war was beginning to take shape after the confusing initial forays in Shanghai. Additional Japanese troops had landed on the banks of the Yangtze and had begun to […]