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3 Jan 1932

China
  • Japanese troops captured Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China. [Main Article | CPC]
4 Jan 1932

China
  • Japanese troops captured Shanhai Gate of the Great Wall in Hebei Province, China. [Main Article | CPC]
7 Jan 1932
  • The United States criticized the Japanese aggression against China. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cruiser Köln began to perform gunnery drills and training operations in the North Atlantic. [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Governor Zhang Jinghui of Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China, with support from the Japanese declared the secession of Heilongjiang from China to join the puppet state of Manchukuo. [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • German Chancellor Heinrich Brüning met with Adolf Hitler regarding the upcoming re-election and President Paul von Hindenburg's old age. Brüning attempted to convince Hitler that they should convince the Reichstag to cancel the election and keep Hindenburg in power, but Hitler secretly considered to challenge Hindenburg in the election. [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jan 1932

Taiwan
  • General Nobuyuki Abe was named the commanding officer of the Taiwan Army. [CPC]
10 Jan 1932
  • German Chancellor Heinrich Brüning met with Adolf Hitler again regarding the upcoming re-election and President Paul von Hindenburg's old age. Brüning continued to argue for keeping Hindenburg in power without an election, and he still failed to recruit Hitler to his cause. [Main Article | CPC]
11 Jan 1932

China
  • Mannosuke Yamaoka succeeded Seiji Tsukamoto as the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. [CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Akira Goto was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
19 Jan 1932

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler travelled to Munich, Germany together; en route, Goebbels attempted to convince Adolf Hitler to run for the office of the President of Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
20 Jan 1932

China
  • Japan demanded China to dissolve anti-Japanese organizations and pay compensation for losses incurred due to Chinese boycotts of Japanese goods. [Main Article | CPC]
25 Jan 1932

China
  • The forces of Ma Zhanshan and Ding Chao attacked the collaborationist forces of Xi Qia in Heilongjiang Province, China. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jan 1932
Light cruiser Jintsu at Kure, Japan, late Jan 1932
28 Jan 1932

China
  • The First Battle of Shanghai began in China. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chinese General Ding Chao's troops captured Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China from collaborationist forces. [Main Article | CPC]
29 Jan 1932
  • Cruiser Köln completed gunnery drills and training operations. [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Japanese aircraft attacked the Chapei district of Shanghai, China, causing 1,000 deaths, most of which were civilian. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Feb 1932 China
  • Japanese carrier Hosho and the Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 3 arrived off Shanghai, China to support the battles in the city. Also on this day, the United Kingdom and the United States demanded Japan to cease the fighting in Shanghai. [Main Article | CPC]
2 Feb 1932
  • The International Disarmament Conference began at Geneva, Switzerland, embracing 60 nations including the Soviet Union and the United States. It would prove to be a fruitless attempt to ensure world peace. [AC]
Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was assigned to the Japanese Navy General Staff. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made the commanding officer of 3rd Fleet. [Main Article | CPC]
4 Feb 1932

China
  • Japanese troops captured Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China. [Main Article | CPC]
5 Feb 1932

China
  • Light carrier Hosho launched aircraft to attack Shanghai, China. [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Two Japanese bombers and three carrier-borne (Hosho) biplane fighters engaged in dogfights with Chinese Air Force fighters over Shanghai, China. [Main Article | CPC]
7 Feb 1932

China
  • Light carrier Hosho launched aircraft to support ground troops at Shanghai, China. [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Part of the air groups from Japanese carriers Kaga and Hosho was dispatched to Shanghai, China to support fighting on the ground. [Main Article | CPC]
9 Feb 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
14 Feb 1932

China
  • Chinese General Ma Zhanshan surrendered to the Japanese in Heilongjiang Province, China. [Main Article | CPC]
15 Feb 1932
  • German President Paul von Hindenburg announced his intention to run for another term in the upcoming election. [CPC]
China
  • The local Chinese naval commander in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China surrendered his 5 river gunboats to the Japanese. [Main Article | CPC]
16 Feb 1932
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named a representative to the Second Geneva Naval Conference. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1932
Model 123 prototype aircraft in flight, 1932; this design eventually produced the B-10 bombersUSS Lexington off Lahaina, Maui, US Territory of Hawaii, 16 Feb 1932
18 Feb 1932

China
  • Japan established the puppet nation of Manchukuo in northeastern China. [Main Article | CPC]
19 Feb 1932
  • The League of Nations reviewed the facts regarding the Japanese violation of Chinese soverignty, but it would fail to result in any action against Japanese aggression. [Main Article | CPC]
20 Feb 1932

France
  • Pierre Laval stepped down as the Prime Minister of France. [Main Article | CPC]
22 Feb 1932

China
  • Three Japanese carrier-borne (Kaga) bombers, escorted by six fighters, was attacked by Chinese fighters over Shanghai, China; a biplane, piloted by American volunteer Robert Short, shot down one bomber before being shot down himself. [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels announced on Adolf Hitler's behalf that Hitler would run for the office of the President of Germany, challenging incumbent Paul von Hindenburg. [Main Article | CPC]
23 Feb 1932
25 Feb 1932
  • Chuichi Nagumo was assigned to the Japanese Navy investigation board over the First Battle of Shanghai. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yoshinori Shirakawa was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Shanghai Expeditionary Army. [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Adolf Hitler was named a liaison to Braunschweig, German's legation to the capital city of Berlin, an appointment by which Hitler also gained citizenship of Braunschweig. As citizens of the city of Braunschweig were considered German citizens, the Austrian-born Hitler was now allowed to run for the office of the President of Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
26 Feb 1932
27 Feb 1932

China
  • Chinese General Ding Chao surrendered to the Japanese in Heilongjiang Province, China. [Main Article | CPC]
29 Feb 1932

China
  • Japanese 11th Infantry Division landed near Liuhe behind Chinese lines in Shanghai, China. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Mar 1932
  • Ma Zhanshan was made the Minister of War of the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo in northeastern China. [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Former Chinese Emperor Puyi was declared Chief Executive Datong of the puppet state of Manchukuo in northeastern China. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chinese troops launched a counterattack at Shanghai, China, but it failed to break Japanese lines. [Main Article | CPC]
2 Mar 1932

China
  • Chinese 19th Route Army indicated that it was running out of supplies and was preparing to withdraw from Shanghai, China. [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Hiroshi Minami was named the governor-general of Taiwan. [CPC]
3 Mar 1932

China
  • Chinese 19th Route Army and the 5th Army withdrew from Shanghai, China. [Main Article | CPC]
4 Mar 1932
  • The League of Nations demanded a ceasefire between Japanese and Chinese forces in China. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Mar 1932

China
  • China agreed to the League of Nations demand to stop fighting in and near Shanghai, but Japanese forces continued to attack Chinese positions. [Main Article | CPC]
8 Mar 1932

China
  • Fighting ceased in Shanghai, China, thus ending the First Battle of Shanghai. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Zheng Xiaoxu arrived at Xinjing, puppet state of Manchukuo (now Changchun, Jilin Province, China) by train. [Main Article | CPC]
9 Mar 1932

China
  • Zheng Xiaoxu was named the Prime Minister of the puppet state of Manchukuo. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Xi Qia was named the Director of Finance of the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1932
Inauguration ceremony of Puyi as the Chief Executive of the puppet state of Manchukuo, Xinjing (Changchun), China, 9 Mar 1932
11 Mar 1932
  • James Doolittle set a new world record in air speed. [Main Article | CPC]
13 Mar 1932

Germany
  • A presidential election took place in Germany; Adolf Hitler received 30.1% of votes while Paul von Hindenburg received 49.6%. Since no one received 50% of votes, a second election would be required. [Main Article | CPC]
14 Mar 1932

China
  • League of Nations representatives arrived in Shanghai, China in an attempt to force the Japanese to negotiate with the Chinese for a ceasefire. [Main Article | CPC]
15 Mar 1932

Germany
  • Josias was promoted to the rank of SS-Gruppenführer. [Main Article | CPC]
20 Mar 1932

United States
  • P-26 Peashooter fighter took its first flight. [Main Article | CPC]
29 Mar 1932

China
  • Xi Qia's forces was defeated by General Li Haiching's Anti-Japanese Army For The Salvation Of the Country at Nong'an, 35 miles from Xinjing, the capital of the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo. [Main Article | CPC]
30 Mar 1932
1 Apr 1932
  • Erwin Rommel was promoted to the rank of Major. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Werner Mölders was promoted to the rank of Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier. [Main Article | CPC]
Austria
  • Adolf Eichmann joined the Austrian branch of the Nazi Party as member 889 895. [Main Article | CPC]
4 Apr 1932

Photo(s) dated 4 Apr 1932
Adolf Hitler speaking at the Berliner Schloss at Lustgarten during the German Presidental Election of 1932, Berlin, Germany, 4 Apr 1932; note Goebbels next to Hitler
7 Apr 1932
  • Chinese General Ma Zhanshan declared the Heilungkiang Provincial Government in Japanese-occupied Manchuria in northeastern China. He would soon begin to organize what was to become the Northeast Anti-Japanese National Salvation Army. [Main Article | CPC]
8 Apr 1932

Russia
  • Workers at the Teikovo Calico works outside Moscow, Russia began a strike when they heard that their already meagre food ration was to be cut again. [AC]
10 Apr 1932

Germany
  • A second re-election took place in Germany between Paul von Hindenburg and Adolf Hitler as none of them received the required 50% of votes in the previous election; Hindenburg won presidency after receiving 53% of votes in the second election, while Hitler received 36.8%. [Main Article | CPC]
11 Apr 1932
  • In response to the strike held by workers at the Teikovo Calico works outside Moscow, Russia, which was begun on 8 Apr 1932 in response to decreased food rations, a march was organised to a local town to petition the party authorities for food. When one of the strikers delivered an impromptu speech calling for the workers to overthrow the Soviet regime, security troops stormed the mob and arrested ringleaders identified by GPU spies. [AC]
Taiwan
  • Major General Yoshishige Shimizu was named the chief of staff of the Taiwan Army. [CPC]
12 Apr 1932

Germany
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein joined the Hitler Youth organization in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
15 Apr 1932

China
  • The Manchukuoan Armed Forces Act was passed, establishing an army, a navy, and a 200-strong Imperial Guard unit for the Japanese-sponsored puppet state. [CPC]
16 Apr 1932
  • The strike held by the workers at the Teikovo Calico works outside Moscow, Russia, which was begun on 8 Apr 1932 in response to decreased food rations, was called off having achieved nothing. [AC]
17 Apr 1932

Photo(s) dated 17 Apr 1932
XP2Y-1 prototype aircraft at rest at Naval Air Station Anascostia, Washington DC, United States, 17 Apr 1932
20 Apr 1932

France
  • French Army ordered five prototype vehicles from the design that would later be designated AMR 33. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1932
Yamashiro undergoing reconstruction, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Apr 1932
25 Apr 1932
  • Oswald Mosley's son Michael Mosley was born. [Main Article | CPC]
28 Apr 1932
  • USS R-5 set sail for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
29 Apr 1932

China
  • Yoshinori Shirakawa was seriously wounded by a bomb planted by Korean nationalist Yoon Bong-Gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China; Shirakawa would die of his wounds a month later. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was blinded in the right eye by an attack by Korean nationalist Yoon Bong-Gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1932
Yoshinori Shirakawa, Kichisaburo Nomura, and others at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) moments before a bomb was detonated, Shanghai, China, 29 Apr 1932
2 May 1932
  • USS S-31 departed Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS S-35 departed the Philippine Islands for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii to join the Pacific Fleet. [Main Article | CPC]
5 May 1932

China
  • Japan and China signed the Shanghai Ceasefire Agreement, which made Shanghai off-limits for Chinese troops while it allowed some Japanese units to remain in the city. [Main Article | CPC]
8 May 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler departed Berlin, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
16 May 1932
  • Hiroaki Abe was transferred out of Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 1. [Main Article | CPC]
18 May 1932

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels arrived in Berlin, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
21 May 1932
  • The Do X aircraft departed New York, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Algérie was launched at Brest, France. [Main Article | CPC]
23 May 1932
  • Emperor Showa granted Yoshinori Shirakawa words of encouragement as Shirakawa lay wounded in a hospital in Shanghai, China. [Main Article | CPC]
24 May 1932

Germany
  • The Do X aircraft arrived in Berlin, Germany, welcomed by 200,000 people. [Main Article | CPC]
26 May 1932

China
  • Yoshinori Shirakawa passed away in Shanghai, China from wounds sustained during a bomb blast one month prior. [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • General Yoshiyuki Kawashima was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea, relieving Senjuro Hayashi. [CPC]
27 May 1932

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu of Fushimi was promoted to the rank of fleet admiral. [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Kenzo Nakagawa was named the governor-general of Taiwan. [CPC]
30 May 1932
  • German President Paul von Hindenburg met with Adolf Hitler. [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • He Yingqin stepped down as a member of the treasury committee. [Main Article | CPC]
31 May 1932
1 Jun 1932 Photo(s) dated 1 Jun 1932
Chancellor Franz von Papen with his cabinet, 1 Jun 1932
4 Jun 1932

Germany
  • German Chancellor Franz von Papen dissolved the Reichstag and announced a new election scheduled for 31 Jul 1932. [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jun 1932
  • German Chancellor Franz von Papen lifted the ban on Nazi Party's SA organization. [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jun 1932
  • German Chancellor Franz von Papen and Adolf Hitler met for the first time. [Main Article | CPC]
11 Jun 1932

China
  • The Bank of Manchukuo Act was passed in the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo, establishing the Central Bank of Manchou in the capital of Xinjing (now Changchun, Jilin Province, China). It was to be formed by merging the existing Bank of the Three Eastern Provinces, the Bank of Jilin, the Bank of Heilongjiang, and the Frontier Bank. [CPC]
17 Jun 1932

United States
  • About 1,000 American WW1 veterans, dubbed the "Bonus Army", gathered before the Capitol building in Washington DC, United States as the US Senate considered a bill that would give them certain benefits. [CPC]
18 Jun 1932

Japan
  • Joseph Rochefort received the order to detach from the United States Embassy, effective 4 Oct 1932. [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Toyonaka Yamauchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
23 Jun 1932

Japan
30 Jun 1932 United States
  • USS R-5 was decommissioned from service at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
1 Jul 1932 China
  • The Central Bank of Manchou, established in the previous month by the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo, opened for business. [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1932
Japanese heavy cruiser Takao on a trial run at full speed off Tateyama, Tokyo Bay, 1 Jul 1932
2 Jul 1932

United States
  • At Chicago, Illinois, United States, Franklin Roosevelt accepted to be the Democratic Party's candidate for the US Presidency. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Jul 1932

United States
7 Jul 1932

France
  • Dupleix was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
8 Jul 1932

United States
9 Jul 1932

United States
10 Jul 1932
  • Burza was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Clashes between Nazi Party protesters and the police resulted in 18 deaths in Germany. [CPC]
17 Jul 1932

Germany
  • Clashes between Nazi Party protesters, communists, and the police in Hamburg, Germany resulted in 19 killed and 285 wounded. [CPC]
20 Jul 1932
  • German Chancellor Franz von Papen dissolved the Prussian government. [Main Article | CPC]
27 Jul 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler spoke to three separate large crowds in the Berlin-Potsdam area in Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jul 1932

China
  • The Japanese-sponsored puppet state Manchukuo issued its first postage stamps. [CPC]
United States
  • Major George Patton commanded six battle tanks in the policing operation to disperse demonstrating WW1 veterans in Washington DC, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
  • During the Bonus Army march in Washington DC, United States, President Herbert Hoover ordered US Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur to bring in troops to "surround the affected area and clear it without delay". The resulting confrontation caused one death, which became a public relations disaster for the US Army. [Main Article | CPC]
31 Jul 1932

Germany
  • German national elections ended with Nazi Party members gaining 230 seats, or 38% and the majority, in the Reichstag. [CPC]
1 Aug 1932
  • Quintin Brand was transferred to the Egyptian government as the Director General of Aviation. [Main Article | CPC]
3 Aug 1932

China
  • Zhang Jinghui was named the head of the Ministry of Defense of the puppet state of Manchukuo. [Main Article | CPC]
4 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Berlin, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
5 Aug 1932
  • Adolf Hitler spoke with Kurt von Schleicher and demanded German Chancellorship. [Main Article | CPC]
7 Aug 1932
  • In the Soviet Union, a decree "On Protecting and Strengthening Public (Socialist) Property" made theft a political crime. The decree solemnly declared that State property was "sacred and inviolable" and that thieves were by definition "enemies of the people". The maximum penalty was to be death by shooting; the minimum ten years in a camp. [AC]
8 Aug 1932

China
  • General Nobuyoshi Muto succeeded Mannosuke Yamaoka as the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. [CPC]
  • Nobuyoshi Muto succeeded Shigeru Honjo as the commanding officer of the Japanese Kwantung Army in northeastern China. Kuniaki Koiso was named as Muto's chief of staff. [Main Article | CPC]
11 Aug 1932

Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1932
Chancellor Papen and State Secretary Meißner during the anniversary celebration of the German Weimar Constitution, Berlin, Germany, 11 Aug 1932
13 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler spoke with German President Paul von Hindenburg and demanded Chancellorship with the power to dissolve the Reichstag as he saw fit. Hindenburg did not accept the demand. [Main Article | CPC]
25 Aug 1932
  • Song Ziwen was named the acting chief of the Executive Yuan. [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels traveled from Berlin to Berchtesgaden in München-Oberbayern, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
26 Aug 1932

China Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels arrived in Berlin, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
30 Aug 1932

Germany
  • Hermann Göring was elected the president of the German Reichstag. [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
31 Aug 1932

Italy
  • Cruiser Bolzano was launched at Genoa, Italy. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Sep 1932
  • Fregattenkapitän Otto Schniewind took command of cruiser Köln. [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Ninghai was commissioned into service, Captain Gao Xianshen (former commanding officer of Hairong) in command. [Main Article | CPC]
12 Sep 1932

Germany
  • A new session of the German Reichstag began with Hermann Göring as its president. German Chancellor Franz von Papen attempted to issue the order to dissolve the Reichstag, but Göring pretended to not see him, and instead conducted a vote that effectively made Papen's order to dissolve the Reichstag useless. [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Sep 1932
Chancellor Papen entering the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 12 Sep 1932
15 Sep 1932

China
  • Ambassador Nobuyoshi Muto and Prime Minister Zheng Xiaoxu signed the Japan-Manchukuo Protocol at the puppet state's capital Xinjing (Changchun, Jilin Province, China). [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Sep 1932
Manchukuo Prime Minister Zheng Xiaoxu and Japanese Ambassador Nobuyoshi Muto signing the Japan-Manchukuo Protocol, Xinjing, Manchukuo (now Changchun, China), 15 Sep 1932
1 Oct 1932
  • Werner von Braun, a precocious young Prussian student, was appointed to the German Army Ordnance Department's ballistics section under Captain Walther R. Dornberger, an artillery specialist. [AC]
  • The keel of the future pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee was laid down. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nikolaus von Falkenhorst was promoted to the rank of Oberst. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wolfgang Falck returned to the German Army from his secret fight pilot training in Russia. His comrades in his regiment were not told of the details of his training. [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists. [Main Article | AC]
3 Oct 1932
4 Oct 1932

Japan
  • Joseph Rochefort and his family boarded passenger ship President Coolidge at Yokohama, Japan, bound for the United States. [Main Article | CPC]
10 Oct 1932

Japan
  • Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura was named the commanding officer of Yokosuka Naval District. [Main Article | CPC]
15 Oct 1932

Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1932
Kirishima near Beppu, Kyushu, Japan, mid-Oct 1932 after her first major reconstruction
18 Oct 1932

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at San Francisco, California, United States via the passenger ship President Coolidge. Instead of reporting to Washington DC, United States as ordered, he would request the US Navy to allow him to see his family in the Los Angeles, California area first. [Main Article | CPC]
27 Oct 1932

Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1932
USS Saratoga dressed with flags on Navy Day, 27 Oct 1932
1 Nov 1932
  • Eva Braun attempted suicide by shooting herself in the chest with her father's pistol. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Nov 1932

Germany
  • The Nazi Party lost a few seats in the latest Reichstag elections in Germany. [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1932
Lennart Oesch and Carl Mannerheim at a memorial for the Battle of Lützen, celebrating its 300th anniversary, 6 Nov 1932
8 Nov 1932

United States
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected the President of the United States. [Main Article | CPC]
9 Nov 1932

United States
10 Nov 1932
  • British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in a speech said: "The bomber will always get through. The only defence is in offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children than the enemy if you want to save yourselves." [AC]
United Kingdom
  • The final design for HMS Phaeton was approved. [Main Article | CPC]
11 Nov 1932
  • Joseph Goebbels noted in his diary that Nazi Party debts were piling up, and the presses for Nazi Party publications were in danger of being stopped. [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1932
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 2. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Indianapolis was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Yoshinobu Shishido was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. [Main Article | CPC]
17 Nov 1932
  • Franz von Papen resigned as the Chancellor of Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
18 Nov 1932

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington DC, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
19 Nov 1932
  • German President Paul von Hindenburg met with Adolf Hitler during which Hitler demanded Chancellorship. Hindenburg offered Hitler Chancellorship which had no power to dissolve the Reichstag (thus forcing the Nazi Party to work with rival parties), or the Vice Chancellor position under Franz von Papen. [Main Article | CPC]
21 Nov 1932

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler again attempted to argue for his appointment as German Chancellor with the power to dissolve the Reichstag; President Paul von Hindenburg again refused to grant him such powers. [Main Article | CPC]
23 Nov 1932

Taiwan
  • The construction for Taihoku City Hall began in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan under the direction of chief engineer Kaoru Ide. [CPC]
24 Nov 1932

United States
  • The FBI Crime Lab was established in the United States. [CPC]
28 Nov 1932 United Kingdom
  • HMS Eagle completed a refit at Devonport, England, United Kingdom. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Dec 1932
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of captain. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tamon Yamaguchi was promoted to the rank of captain. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Mutsu was assigned to Japanese Navy Battleship Division 1. [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | 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. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kongo was named the commanding officer of battleship Kongo. [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Admiral Koichi Shiozawa was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Shinji Suzuki was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The construction for HMS Amphion was ordered. [Main Article | CPC]
2 Dec 1932
  • German President Paul von Hindenburg named Kurt von Schleicher as the next Chancellor. [CPC]
3 Dec 1932
  • The former German Defence Minister and recently named German Chancellor General Kurt von Schleicher offered Gregor Strasser (the Organization leader of the NSDAP) the post of vice-chancellor in a coalition government. Hitler, sensing it was a move by Schleicher to split the Nazi Party, ordered Strasser to stop any further negotiations with the Government. [Main Article | AC]
5 Dec 1932
  • Adolf Hitler and Gregor Strasser argued over whether Nazi Party should work with the new German Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher. [Main Article | CPC]
7 Dec 1932
  • Adolf Hitler and Gregor Strasser again argued over whether Nazi Party should work with the new German Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher. Reaching no agreement, Hitler would soon purge Strasser and his supporters from the party to consolidate Hitler's position. [Main Article | CPC]
8 Dec 1932
  • Cruiser Köln departed German for her first international voyage that would last one year; she would visit the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria (Egypt), Suez Channel, India, Indonesia, Australia, Pacific, Japan, Qingdao (China), Indonesia, Ceylon, Suez Channel, Greece, Italy, and Spain. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Unable to prevent the growing importance of Hitler within the National Revolution he had wanted for Germany, Gregor Strasser abruptly resigned and withdrew almost entirely from politics. [AC]
24 Dec 1932

France
  • The keel of battleship Dunkerque was laid down at Brest Navy Yard, France. [Main Article | CPC]
28 Dec 1932
  • Väinämöinen was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
30 Dec 1932

United States
  • While in Washington DC, United States, Joseph Rochefort was ordered to travel to Norfolk, Virginia, United States, where he would depart for the west coast of the United States for sea duty aboard USS Maryland. [Main Article | CPC]
31 Dec 1932
  • Mineichi Koga was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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French carrier Béarn, 1938




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"You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival."

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