Naval History and Heritage Command

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USSPanay_NH 50806

1937: July 7 to 1945: August 8: Second Sino-Japanese War

Second Sino-Japanese War

The Second Sino-Japanese War, from July 7, 1937 to August 8, 1945, was fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.   When the United States entered World War II following Japan's attacks on Pearl Harbor and other Pacific islands, the war was merged as part of the Pacific War.  

Image:  NH 50806:  USS Panay (PR-5) under attack Japanese attack, December 12, 1937.   U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.