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1 Aug 1939
  • Sims was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Erwin Rommel was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was made the commanding officer of the Japanese 2nd Brigade. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • Edmund Herring was promoted to the rank of temporary colonel and was given command of the Australian 3rd Division Artillery. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • The Chinese 18th Squadron was relocated to Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Colonel Katsumura Fukujirou was named the commanding officer of Japanese Unit 516 chemical weapons research unit based in Qiqihar, Nenjiang Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was attached to the Army Chief of Staff in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kanemasa Akiyama was named the Chief of Research Section of Narashino Chemical Warfare School in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German Ambassador to Britain Herbert von Dirksen reported to the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany that the British-Soviet talks did not seem to be proceeding well. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Admiral Harold Stark was appointed Chief of Naval Operations of the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

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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