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30 Mar 1938

  • For the first time in the Battle of Tai'erzhuang in the border region between Shandong and Jiangsu Provinces in China, Chinese aircraft appeared, destroying 11 vehicles with fighters and attacked troop concentrations with bombers. They were, however, unable to counter the Japanese dive bombers that attacked the northwestern sector of the town in the afternoon. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
  • Benito Mussolini created the new military rank of First Marshal of the Empire for himself and King Vittorio Emanuele III thereby empowering himself with the joint High Command of all Italian armed forces. ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | AC]

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