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4 Nov 1936
  • The Spanish Nationalists captured Getafe near Madrid, Spain. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
  • U-36 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [U-36 | CPC]
  • I-15 fighters first saw action in Spain, with pilots flying these aircraft shooting down two Ju 52 and two CR.32 aircraft over Madrid, Spain without any losses. ww2dbase [I-15 | CPC]

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