394.115 Panay/8: Telegram

The Commander of the United States Yangtze Patrol (Marquart) to the Chief of Naval Operations (Leahy)50

0012. Panay endangered by artillery fire forced move anchorage farther up river. British gunboats and foreign merchant vessels between Wuhu and Nanking subjected direct artillery and air attacks throughout day. H. M. S. Ladybird struck four times by Japanese shells at Wuhu, one seaman killed, several wounded. Situation Nanking uncertain but Chinese apparently still hold city.

  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Navy Department