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


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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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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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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

Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

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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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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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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!

Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

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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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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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