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1 Mar 1934
  • Werner Mölders was promoted to the rank of Leutnant; he also transferred to the Luftwaffe on this date. ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
  • George Patton was promoted to the permanent rank of lieutenant colonel. ww2dbase [George Patton | CPC]
  • Zhang Jinghui, already the head of the Ministry of Defense of the puppet state of Manchukuo since 1932, was named the Minister of Defense. ww2dbase [Zhang Jinghui | Changchun, Liaoning | CPC]
  • As the Manchukuo Department of Finance was reformed as the Finance Ministry, Xi Qia was named its first minister. ww2dbase [Xi Qia | Changchun, Jilin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Mar 1934
Kangde Emperor of puppet state of Manchukuo at his coronation ceremony, Xinjing, China, 1 Mar 1934

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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