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31 Dec 1934
  • Werner Mölders completed basic flying training at the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule in Cottbus, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of ShCh-320 was laid down at A. Marti shipyard (Yard 194) at Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of submarine ShCh-324 was laid down by the Krasnoye Sormovo Factory No. 112 named after Andrei Zhdanov at Gorkiy, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The US War Department authorised the creation of a General Headquarters for the Army Air Corps, to be effective from 1 Mar 1935. Brigadier-General Frank M. Andrews was to head this new organisation at Langley Field, Virginia, with three tactical wings based at Langley, Barksdale (Louisiana) and March (California) Fields. The US Army's aviation branch thereby gained increased influence at planning levels as Andrews became a member of the General Staff. ww2dbase [AC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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