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1 Oct 1947

China
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, handing the resonsibility over to Lieutenant General Hu Weike. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Chiang Kaishek | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
United States
  • XP-86 prototype jet fighter flew for the first time at Muroc Field, California, United States with George Welch in the cockpit. ww2dbase [George Welch | Lancaster, California | CPC]

1 Oct 1947 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944