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1 Oct 1932
  • The keel of the future pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee was laid down. ww2dbase [Admiral Graf Spee | CPC]
  • Nikolaus von Falkenhorst was promoted to the rank of Oberst. ww2dbase [Nikolaus von Falkenhorst | CPC]
  • Wolfgang Falck returned to the German Army from his secret fight pilot training in Russia. His comrades in his regiment were not told of the details of his training. ww2dbase [Wolfgang Falck | CPC]
  • The Central Aviation Academy at Jianqiao Airfield in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China established a political officers training program. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
  • Wernher von Braun, a precocious young Prussian student, was appointed to the German Army Ordnance Department's ballistics section under Captain Walter R. Dornberger, an artillery specialist. ww2dbase [Wernher von Braun | AC]
United Kingdom
  • Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists. ww2dbase [Oswald Mosley | AC]

1 Oct 1932 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
"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939