20 Apr 1916
  • The Escadrille Américaine (latterly the Escadrille Lafayette) was established as a US volunteer unit flying Nieuport II aircraft with the French Aéronautique Militaire on the Western Front in WW1. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan
  • Masafumi Arima departed for an overseas tour. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Battlecruiser Glorious was launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

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

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