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12 Nov 1936
  • Lieutenant Commander Haruo Ota was named the commanding officer of destroyer Yuzuki. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | CPC]
  • Chen Changjie was awarded the 4th grade of the Order of the Cloud and Banner. ww2dbase [Chen Changjie | CPC]
  • Dong Zhao was awarded the Order of Resplendent Banner 4th Class. ww2dbase [Dong Zhao | CPC]
Germany United Kingdom
  • During a debate in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill attacked the British government for its slow progress on rearmament. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | London, England | AC]
United States
  • Tatsuta Maru became the first merchant ship to pass under the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland In California, United States. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1936
All three of the United States’ aircraft carriers entering San Francisco Bay in column, USS Lexington (Lexington-class) is followed by USS Ranger which is followed by USS Saratoga, 12 Nov 1936.

12 Nov 1936 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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