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30 Apr 1937
  • Douglas MacArthur married Jean Faircloth in a civil ceremony. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
  • The Spanish Nationalist battleship Espana sank after hitting a mine off Cape Penas near Santander during the blockade of Bilbao, Spain. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
  • Seal was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Seal | CPC]
United States
  • Claire Chennault retired from the US Army Air Corps under the guise of poor health; in actuality, he had grown too frustrated with the USAAC leadership who did not share his vision for the future of air warfare. ww2dbase [Claire Chennault | 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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