26 Jun 1936
  • The German military began to exclude Jews from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Piloted by Ewald Rohlfs, the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 V1 twin-rotor helicopter made its first flight of about half a minute duration. The Fw 61 was the world's first completely successful helicopter design. ww2dbase [AC]
Russia
  • The Soviet Council on Labor and Defense presented a ten-year plan to the Politburo for a 1,360,000-ton navy. ww2dbase [CPC]

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




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