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1 Aug 1937
  • Wilhelm Keitel was promoted to the rank of General der Artillerie. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Hideki Tojo led Japanese troops at Battle of Chahar in China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Karl-Otto Koch was made the commandant of Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Settsu was assigned to the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Destroyer Squadron 29 of US Asiatic Fleet departed Vladivostok, Russia for Yantai, Shandong Province, China while USS Augusta departed the same port for Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

1 Aug 1937 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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