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1 Dec 1932
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Hiroaki Abe | CPC]
  • Tamon Yamaguchi was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Tamon Yamaguchi | CPC]
  • Mutsu was assigned to Japanese Navy Battleship Division 1. ww2dbase [Mutsu | CPC]
  • Franz von Papen met with German President Paul von Hindenburg and offered a plan for Germany that was effectively the end of the republic. Hindenburg rejected the plan and offered that given current situation he wished for a coalition government. ww2dbase [Franz von Papen | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kongo was named the commanding officer of battleship Kongo. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
China
  • Arthur Chin joined the Guangdong Provincial Air Force in China as a warrant probationary pilot. ww2dbase [Arthur Chin | Guangdong | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Shigeru Sonoda was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
Korea Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Shinji Suzuki was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The construction for HMS Amphion was ordered. ww2dbase [Perth | CPC]

1 Dec 1932 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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