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1 Jul 1936

  • Air Commodore Wilfred McClaughry was made the commanding officer of British Forces Aden, succeeding Leslie Gossage. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of the battleship Bismarck was laid down at Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AC]
United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade was formed at San Diego, California, United States for deployment to China. ww2dbase [AC]

1 Jul 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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