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1 Jan 1937
  • Battleship King George V was laid down. ww2dbase [King George V | CPC]
  • The United States began withholding taxes from payrolls per the Social Security Act legistration. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • François Darlan was made the chief of staff of the French Navy. ww2dbase [François Darlan | CPC]
  • Captain Clement Moody was named the commanding officer of HMS Eagle. ww2dbase [Eagle | CPC]
  • Peter Drummond was promoted to the rank of group captain. ww2dbase [Peter Drummond | CPC]
Germany
  • Ernst Vogelsang was promoted to the rank of lieutenant (jg). ww2dbase [Ernst Vogelsang | CPC]
  • The order for the construction of Waldemar Kophamel was issued. ww2dbase [Waldemar Kophamel | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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