1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949

1 Jan 1924
  • Centurion was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Centurion | CPC]
2 Jan 1924

Photo(s) dated 2 Jan 1924
USS S-27, USS S-46, and USS S-29 at the Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 2 Jan 1924
5 Jan 1924

8 Jan 1924
  • Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Eui, was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan. ww2dbase [Yi Kang | CPC]
  • Su Yu ran away from home. ww2dbase [Su Yu | Hunan | CPC]
10 Jan 1924
  • Georg von Bismarck joined the German 5th Prussian Infantry Regiment as the commanding officer of a motorized company. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | CPC]
15 Jan 1924

United States
  • USS S-41 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [S-41 | CPC]
17 Jan 1924

Photo(s) dated 17 Jan 1924
USS S-39 in the Gatun Locks, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Jan 1924
21 Jan 1924

  • Vladimir Lenin passed away in Gorki near Moscow, Russia. Joseph Stalin would soon begin to purge his political rivals. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | Gorki, Moscow | CPC]
22 Jan 1924

United States
  • USS S-27 was commissioned into service at Groton, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [S-27 | Groton, Connecticut | CPC]
24 Jan 1924

Photo(s) dated 24 Jan 1924
Crown Prince Hirohito and Princess Nagako, early 1924, possibly on the date of their wedding (24 Jan 1924)
1 Feb 1924

  • The United Kingdom officially recognized the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Feb 1924
  • Iwane Matsui was named the commanding officer of the 35th Infantry Brigade. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | CPC]
  • Kenkichi Ueda was made the commanding officer of 3rd Cavalry Brigade. ww2dbase [Kenkichi Ueda | CPC]
  • Major General Kinzo Watanabe was named the chief of staff of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
5 Feb 1924

  • Nobutake Kondo was named an aide to Crown Prince Hirohito at Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Prince Hiroyasu was named the commanding officer of the Yokosuka Military District. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
7 Feb 1924

Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1924
Benito Mussolini signing a treaty with Soviet representatives at the Palazzo Chigi, Rome, Italy, 7 Feb 1924
19 Feb 1924
  • HMS Hermes was commissioned into service. Captain Arthur Stopford, who had been the commanding officer of the carrier since Feb 1923, remained in command. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
20 Feb 1924

United Kingdom
  • HMS Eagle was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Eagle | England | CPC]
26 Feb 1924
  • Adolf Hitler was put on trial for treason for the failed Beer Hall Putsch. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1924
Forward deck of USS S-41, off San Francisco, California, United States, 26 Feb 1924
1 Mar 1924

United States
6 Mar 1924
  • Lewis Puller was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant. ww2dbase [Lewis Puller | CPC]
17 Mar 1924

Photo(s) dated 17 Mar 1924
Battlecruiser HMS Hood, 17 Mar 1924
21 Mar 1924

22 Mar 1924

  • General Robert Nivelle, the French Commander-in-Chief (1916-1917) died in France. ww2dbase [AC]
24 Mar 1924

  • Prince Hiroyasu's third child, Prince Hirotada, passed away. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
25 Mar 1924
  • Greece proclaimed itself a republic. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Apr 1924
  • Adolf Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch; he would be released after only 9 months. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
  • Canada established its own air force. The Royal Canadian Air Force began its existence with just 68 officers and 307 airmen. Its role was specified as mapping, flying treaty money to native Canadians, hunting smugglers and illegal immigrants, and carrying mail and injured persons. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Settsu began its conversion into a target ship. One of her boiler rooms and her center funnel would be removed, and her armor was to be thickened to absorb more hits. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1924
Hitler, Ludendorff, and other defendants after failed coup, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 1 Apr 1924
3 Apr 1924
  • S-18 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [S-18 | CPC]
6 Apr 1924
  • Italian Fascists won the elections in Italy with a 2/3 majority. ww2dbase [CPC]
8 Apr 1924

Photo(s) dated 8 Apr 1924
S-18, S-47, and S-44 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 8 Apr 1924
13 Apr 1924
  • Captain Isoroku Yamamoto visited the United States as a member of the Japanese delegation. Among other places, he visited the United States Naval War College. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | CPC]
22 Apr 1924

  • The aircraft manufactcurer Prva Srpska Fabrika Aeroplana Zivojin Rogozarski was established in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Belgrade, Serbia | CPC]
29 Apr 1924
  • Sendai was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Sendai | CPC]
1 May 1924
  • Georg von Bismarck was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe was transferred out of cruiser Tama. ww2dbase [Hiroaki Abe | CPC]
  • Commander Noboru Hirota was made the acting commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
2 May 1924

United States
10 May 1924

United States
  • J. Edgar Hoover was made the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. ww2dbase [J. Edgar Hoover | CPC]
15 May 1924
  • Martin Bormann received a 10-year sentence for the murder of Walther Kadow. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Rudolf Höss received a 10-year sentence for the murder of Walther Kadow. ww2dbase [Rudolf Höss | CPC]
21 May 1924

22 May 1924

United States
  • USS S-29 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [S-29/P556 | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 May 1924
Tai Sing Loo, center with camera, with volcano scientists Emerson and Stokes and an 8-10 ton rock thrown 1 kilometer by the Kilauea eruption of 18 May 1924.  22 May 1924 photo, Kilauea, Hawaii.
26 May 1924

  • Deng Xihou was named the provincial governor of Sichuan, China by the Beiyang warlord government. ww2dbase [Deng Xihou | Sichuan | CPC]
29 May 1924

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell completed the Advanced Officer's Course, Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Columbus, Georgia | CPC]
30 May 1924

United States
2 Jun 1924
  • Commander Frank Roberts was named the commanding officer of USS Canopus, replacing Commander Lucien Kimball. ww2dbase [Canopus | CPC]
6 Jun 1924

7 Jun 1924

United Kingdom
  • HMS Eagle was assigned to the British Mediterranean Fleet. ww2dbase [Eagle | CPC]
10 Jun 1924
  • Fascists kidnapped and killed Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome, Italy; Matteotti had just accused the Fascists of fraud ten days earlier. ww2dbase [CPC, AC]
11 Jun 1924

United Kingdom
  • Arthur Coningham was Mentioned in Despatches. ww2dbase [Arthur Coningham | CPC]
12 Jun 1924

United States Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1924
Hood off Honolulu, Hawaii, 12 Jun 1924Hood off Honolulu, 12 Jun 1924, details on the shipRepulse off Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 12 Jun 1924
13 Jun 1924
  • Mussolini used the Blackshirt combat legions to restore order in Italy after the murder of Socialist politician Giacomo Matteotti. ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | CPC]
16 Jun 1924
  • The Whampoa Military Academy was founded in China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1924
Dr. Sun Yatsen (seated) posing with He Yingqin, Chiang Kaishek, and Wang Boling, Whampoa Military Academy, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, Republic of China, 16 Jun 1924
20 Jun 1924
21 Jun 1924

  • Engineering Captain Nobuta Kishimoto was made the commanding officer of Maizuru work department in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Maizuru Naval Arsenal | Maizuru, Kyoto | CPC]
23 Jun 1924

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort requested transfer to Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, California, United States, noting that its proximity to the University of California would allow him to take Japanese language courses; the request would be denied. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | California | CPC]
25 Jun 1924

United States
26 Jun 1924

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt gave a speech in support of Governor Alfred E. Smith during the Democratic Party National Convention in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | New York | CPC]
27 Jun 1924
  • Omar Bradley was promoted to the rank of major. ww2dbase [Omar Bradley | CPC]
29 Jun 1924

30 Jun 1924

South Africa
  • Jan Smuts stepped down as the Prime Minister of South Africa. ww2dbase [Jan Smuts | CPC]
2 Jul 1924

  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo was made the interim premier of the Chinese Beiyang Government. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | CPC]
9 Jul 1924
  • Whitehall was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Whitehall | CPC]
26 Jul 1924

United Kingdom
  • HMS Hermes participated in a fleet review in Spithead in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Hermes | Spithead, England | CPC]
1 Aug 1924
  • The Italian Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale (National Security Volunteer Militia) was re-organized as a branch of the military. ww2dbase [CPC]
9 Aug 1924
  • The US airship Shenandoah proved that dirigibles could operate at sea by mooring to a mast on the USS Patoka while the ship was under way off the east coast of the United States. It remained docked for nearly 24 hours. Later in the month, Shenandoah carried out the first fleet operation by an American rigid airship, locating an "enemy" force 200 miles out to sea. ww2dbase [AC]
15 Aug 1924

Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1924
USS Marblehead underway during top speed trials, 15 Aug 1924Portrait of William Donovan, 15 Aug 1924
18 Aug 1924
  • France began to withdraw its troops from Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
20 Aug 1924

Japan Korea
  • General Soroku Suzuki was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea, relieving Shinnosuke Kikuchi. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Lieutenant General Takaichi Kanno was named the commanding officer of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Sep 1924

  • Takio Izawa was named the governor-general of Taiwan. ww2dbase [CPC]
7 Sep 1924

8 Sep 1924

United States
  • USS Marblehead was commissioned into service with Captain Chauncey Shackford in command. ww2dbase [Marblehead | CPC]
9 Sep 1924
  • Philippe Leclerc was promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant. ww2dbase [Philippe Leclerc | CPC]
10 Sep 1924

13 Sep 1924

  • The Italian left wing deputy Armando Casalioni was killed in retaliation for the murder of Giacomo Matteotti. ww2dbase [AC]
14 Sep 1924

  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo stepped down as the interim premier of Chinese Beiyang Government. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | CPC]
17 Sep 1924

United States
  • USS S-39 departed San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [S-39 | San Francisco, California | CPC]
  • USS S-41 departed the west coast of the United States. ww2dbase [S-41 | CPC]
22 Sep 1924

Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1924
Light carrier Hosho after removal of superstructure, 22 Sep 1924
28 Sep 1924

United States
  • Shortly after 0000 hour, while Joseph Rochefort was acting as the officer of the deck, tanker Cuyama and the several destroyers attached to her began drifting into the San Francisco Bay in California, United States, causing minor damage to various ships but causing no casualties. Rochefort would escape blame in the resulting inquiry, receiving only a minor reprimand on his file. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Francisco, California | CPC]
29 Sep 1924
  • Miles Browning was certified a US Navy pilot. ww2dbase [Miles Browning | CPC]
3 Oct 1924

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt visited Warm Springs, Georgia, United States for the first time; the warm waters there were said to have healing powers. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Warm Springs, Georgia | CPC]
14 Oct 1924

  • The Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was formed within the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. ww2dbase [CPC]
22 Oct 1924
  • Peng Chin was born. ww2dbase [Peng Chin | CPC]
25 Oct 1924
  • Captain Noboru Hirota was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Oct 1924
Benito Mussolini attending the inauguration ceremony of the new rail station at Busto Arsizio, Italy, 25 Oct 1924
26 Oct 1924
  • Philippe Leclerc was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. ww2dbase [Philippe Leclerc | CPC]
27 Oct 1924

  • The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was formed. ww2dbase [CPC]
29 Oct 1924

Photo(s) dated 29 Oct 1924
USS Canopus with submarines USS S-36, S-37, S-38, S-39, S-40, and S-41, Apra Harbor, Guam, 29 Oct 1924USS S-39 in Apra Harbor, Guam, 29 Oct 1924
30 Oct 1924

4 Nov 1924

  • USS S-38 arrived at Manila Bay, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [S-38 | Manila Bay | CPC]
  • USS Canopus arrived at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Canopus | Manila Bay | CPC]
5 Nov 1924

  • USS S-39 arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [S-39 | Manila | CPC]
  • USS S-41 arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [S-41 | Manila | CPC]
15 Nov 1924
  • Light carrier Hosho was transferred out of the 1st Fleet. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • Lorraine began a period of refitting. ww2dbase [Lorraine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1924
Yubari anchored in a harbor in Japan, 15 Nov 1924; lower left inscription noted
22 Nov 1924

  • HMS Hermes arrived at Malta. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
26 Nov 1924

28 Nov 1924

  • Faye Lazebnik was born in Lenin, Poland (now Belarus). ww2dbase [Faye Lazebnik | Lenin | CPC]
29 Nov 1924

  • Karl Wiligut was arrested by the police in Austria and was taken to a mental hospital, where he would be diagnosed with schizophrenia. ww2dbase [Karl Wiligut | CPC]
1 Dec 1924
  • Tamon Yamaguchi was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. ww2dbase [Tamon Yamaguchi | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was made a squad leader aboard battleship Mutsu. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | CPC]
  • Captain Yoshio Takita was named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
  • Captain Kumagoro Migita was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota was assigned to the First Naval District in Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Masaichi Niimi was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Masaichi Niimi | CPC]
Korea Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Shinichi Oguri was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
8 Dec 1924

United States
9 Dec 1924

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was assigned to battleship USS Arizona based at San Pedro, California, United States as the ship's assistant engineering officer. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Pedro, California | CPC]
14 Dec 1924
  • A new method in the launch of ship-based aircraft was displayed with the explosive-powered catapult launch of a Martin MO-1 observation plane from the forward turret of the USS Mississippi. Previously, ships other than aircraft-carriers had to come to a halt in order to lower the aircraft into the water to allow them to take off. ww2dbase [Mississippi | AC]
15 Dec 1924
  • In a letter to Stanley Baldwin, Winston Churchill noted that there was no need to worry about Japan in their lifetime. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | CPC]
18 Dec 1924

United States
  • The order for the construction of cruiser Northampton was issued. ww2dbase [Northampton | CPC]
20 Dec 1924

  • Vice Admiral Eizaburo Fujiwara was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Dec 1924
Adolf Hitler on his release from Landsberg Prison, Bavaria, Germany, 20 Dec 1924
24 Dec 1924

  • Albania was declared a republic. ww2dbase [CPC]
31 Dec 1924

United States
  • USS S-43 was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Clinton E. Braine, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [S-43 | CPC]

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

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