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5 Mar 1938
  • Iwane Matsui was recalled to Japan. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | CPC]
China
  • Chen Lifu stepped down as a committee member of the Chinese central government. ww2dbase [Chen Lifu | CPC]
Hungary
  • The Hungarian Army, the Honvedseg, decided to embark upon a major rearmament programme (Hubs 1) and one thousand million pengos was allotted from the national budget with a significant amount assigned for the acquisition of light tanks for the new fast brigades. ww2dbase [AC]
Russia
  • Joseph Stalin and the Politburo ordered the Military Collegium to sentence former VCheKa member Valentin Trifonov to death per the recommendation of the GUGB of the Soviet NKVD. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Mar 1938
Seal during her trials, off Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Mar 1938, photo 1 of 2Seal during her trials, off Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2

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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