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4 Jun 1934
  • America's fourth aircraft carrier, USS Ranger, was commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, United States under the command of Captain A. L. Bristol. Although smaller than the USS Lexington and USS Saratoga, Ranger was the first US carrier to be designed and built as such from the keel up. Ranger which cost $20,000,000 to build incorporated many design features that led to the more functional vessels of World War II. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • In a four-hour meeting German Chancellor Adolf Hitler instructed SA leader Ernsrt Röhm to send the 4,500,000 men of the SA on leave for the month of Jul 1934 and Röhm himself to take sick leave for a few weeks. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

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