1 Apr 1931
  • In a fog, HMS Glorious accidentally rammed the French liner Florida, damaging the flying-off deck, killing 1 aboard Glorious, and killing 24 aboard Florida. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Werner Mölders joined the German Army as an officer cadet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • The pilot training program at the Republic of China Military Academy in Nanjing, China was separated from the command of the academy in preparation for an independent command. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • A SA rebellion led by Walther Stenners briefly overturned the National Socialist leadership in Berlin, Germany, only to be swept aside by an emotional appeal by Hitler for the need for party loyalty. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Wolfgang Falck began a year-long training program to become a commercial pilot at Schleissheim, München-Oberbayern, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS R-5 was assigned to US Submarine Division 4. ww2dbase [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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