1 Jan 1938
  • Cruiser Köln began two months of repairs at Kiel, Germany. ww2dbase [Köln | CPC]
  • Lord Gort was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath. ww2dbase [John Vereker | CPC]
  • George Giffard was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. ww2dbase [George Giffard | CPC]
China
  • Japanese Army General Iwane Matsui reportedly told a Japanese diplomat "[m]y men have done something very wrong and extremely regrettable" regarding the atrocities committed in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | Nanjing | CPC]
  • Chen Shaokuan was named the supreme commander of the Chinese Navy. ww2dbase [Chen Shaokuan | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the head of the Executive Yuan. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | CPC]
  • Kong Kiangxi made made the Premier of China as the head of the Executive Yuan. ww2dbase [Kong Xiangxi | CPC]
  • Chen Lifu was made the Minister of Education. ww2dbase [Chen Lifu | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Although Hurricane fighters had been arriving for the past week, this date was the official date that No. 111 Squadron RAF (based at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom) converted to operate these newly developed fighters. ww2dbase [Hurricane | Northolt, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jan 1938
Inauguration ceremony of the Chinese collaborationist Nanjing Autonomous Commission, China, 1 Jan 1938Tao Hsi-shan speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese collaborationist Nanjing Autonomous Commission, China, 1 Jan 1938

1 Jan 1938 Interactive Map

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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