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22 Feb 1932

  • Three Japanese carrier-borne (Kaga) bombers, escorted by six fighters, was attacked by Chinese fighters over Shanghai, China; a biplane, piloted by American volunteer Robert Short, shot down one bomber before being shot down himself. ww2dbase [First Battle of Shanghai | CPC]
  • Joseph Goebbels announced on Adolf Hitler's behalf that Hitler would run for the office of the President of Germany, challenging incumbent Paul von Hindenburg. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]

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