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1 Dec 1937
  • Zengo Yoshida was named the commander-in-chief of the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of battleship Fuso. ww2dbase [Hiroaki Abe | CPC]
  • The US 3rd Marine Regiment, a reserve unit, was disbanded. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Vittorio Alfieri was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Vittorio Alfieri | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho was placed in reserve. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
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  • Captain Chimaki Kono was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was promoted to the rank of captain and was named the commanding officer of converted seaplane tender Kamikawa Maru. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | CPC]
  • Nachi completed her first reconstruction; an unknown officer assumed command of the cruiser. ww2dbase [Nachi | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka was named the commanding officer of light cruiser Jintsu. ww2dbase [Raizo Tanaka | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Masukichi Matsuki was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Maizuru Naval Arsenal | Maizuru, Kyoto | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Jugoro Arichi was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea; Vice Admiral Sadaichi Matsunaga was named the chief of staff. ww2dbase [Chinkai Guard District | Chinkai, Gyeongsangnam | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Shunzo Mito was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1937
Portrait of Hans Lammers, 1 Dec 1937, photo 1 of 2Portrait of Hans Lammers, 1 Dec 1937, photo 2 of 2

1 Dec 1937 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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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945