An ADAIR APA-91 WWII stopping point
Adair made one more round-trip voyage to the western Pacific in December 1945 and January 1946. She carried replacements to Guam where she replaced them with another draft of replacements bound for Tientsin, China. At Tientsin and Shanghai, she loaded her last group of returning veterans and headed home.

Bandera APA-131 was here also

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View from Adair

The name Shanghai, which means "above the sea," was not applied until after the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279), in the year 1292. Before that, there was no Shanghai town or city; at most, there was just a county known as Hua Ting (although recent archaeological findings in north Shanghai indicate there may have been a considerable town here hundreds of years earlier).

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Gradually, a small market town was established on the riverbanks and named Shanghai. Eventually, Shanghai's geographical position as a safe harbor between the silk- and tea-rich Yangzi River and the Pacific Ocean would make it one of China's key ports, especially for international trade.
The Japanese were the first to benefit from trade with Shanghai, although by the 16th century Japanese pirates were such a problem that Shanghai had to erect fortifications on the Huangpu River--a circular wall that surrounded today's Old Town (Nanshi) until 1912. The old "POOTUNG" area was a residential and trading area accessed by waterways. An example of this today can be seen in an area West, located near Suzhou. Now POOTUNG is the most modern part of Shanghai and considered ugly to visitors....from a Travel Agent (link lost)

Pootung Stories
Shanghai surrenders to the Japanese.

1937 Photos
Cutter Ingham visits Shanghai
"Makin Island" arrived on 7 December 1945

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