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2 Nov 1931
  • US Marine Corps Squadrons VS-15M and VS-14M embarked in the aircraft carriers USS Lexington and USS Saratoga respectively, the first US Marine squadrons to be assigned to carriers, as part of the organisation in Aircraft, Battle Force. They were to remain carrier-based until late 1934 giving US Marine Corps pilots necessary experience in a realm of naval aviation which, previously, had been largely denied to them. ww2dbase [Saratoga | AC]
China
  • HMS Hermes departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Hermes | Shanghai | CPC]
Japan
  • Minoru Ota was made an instructor at the Gunnery School. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]

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