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15 Nov 1938
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Hiroaki Abe | CPC]
  • Tamon Yamaguchi was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Tamon Yamaguchi | CPC]
  • Captain Aritomo Goto was named the commanding officer of battleship Mutsu. ww2dbase [Mutsu | CPC]
  • Takeo Takagi was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Takeo Takagi | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of the 3rd Cruiser Division. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
China
  • Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato succeeded Vice Admiral Masaichi Maeda as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Captain Shutoku Miyazato was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Korea Spain Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Goro Hara was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]

15 Nov 1938 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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