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US Military in China, 1930s - who were they?


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#1 bunkerhillburning

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

Hello.

 

Can someone tell me which US army and USMC units were stationed in China during the 1930s?  Trying to ID what might be a US Army group in that country at that time. But they might be Marines - photos I was sent were not very good.

 

Thanks to anyone who can help!



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:20 PM

1927-1941 4th Marines shanghai
1905-1941 Peking legation embassy guards
1938-1941 TIENTSIN from the embassy guards
1927-29 TIENTSIN
Seagoing marines on selected naval ships

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

Thanks, Dirk.

 

Also found out the US Army's 31st Infantry Regiment joined the 4th Marines in Shanghai in 1932.

 

Sixth Marines arrived in Shanghai in 1937.

 

Looks like the 15th US Infantry was there for 26 years, departing in 1938.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:06 PM

That is all correct! if you post the pictures we might be able to I'D who and where....if they have Enfields then they are Shanghai Volunteer Corps....collectible in their own right....the 15th arrived 1912 and stayed as u noted until 1938. The 31st was in Shanghai only a few months for the 1932 crisis. And the 6th marines were in Tientsin 27-29 and Shanghai briefly in 27 and then again from Sep 37 until Feb Mar 38. Excited to see what you found!

Edited by Dirk, 16 October 2019 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:12 PM

Soon as I have the photos in front of me I will start scanning and so from there.

 

Should be interesting!




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