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3 Jun 1936
  • The British Air Ministry placed an order for 310 Spitfire fighters at 4,500 each. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ira Eaker took off from New York, United States on an attempt of the blind flight across North America. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • In Germany, General Walther Wever, Chief of Staff of the Luftwaffe, was killed when the Heinkel He 70 in which he was flying to Berlin crashed shortly after taking off from Dresden. ww2dbase [AC]

3 Jun 1936 Interactive Map

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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Famous WW2 Quote
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935