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1 Mar 1937
  • Spencer was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Spencer | CPC]
China
  • Hideki Tojo was named the chief of staff of Kenkichi Ueda (Japanese Kwantung Army in northeastern China). ww2dbase [Hideki Tojo | CPC]
Germany
  • Hubert Lanz was promoted to the rank of Oberstleutnant and was made the Chief of Staff of IX Armeekorps. ww2dbase [Hubert Lanz | CPC]
Japan
  • Some time during this month, Japanese Rear Admiral Keijii Fukuda and his design team completed the blueprint for the largest class of battleships in the world. This design would later become the Yamato-class battleship. ww2dbase [Yamato-class | CPC]
  • Crown Prince Yi Un became an instructor in the Japanese Army Academy. ww2dbase [Yi Un | CPC]
  • Korechika Anami was made the head of the Personnel Bureau of the Army Ministry. ww2dbase [Korechika Anami | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Major General Masataka Hata was named the chief of staff of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [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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