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1 Dec 1956

  • Georgy Zhukov was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for the fourth time and was awarded the Order of Lenin for the fourth time. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]
United States
  • Abilene Army Airfield in Texas, United States was renamed Dyess Air Force Base. ww2dbase [Ed Dyess | Abilene, Texas | CPC]

1 Dec 1956 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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