26 Jan 1937
  • Civilian Captain Nai Haremaro took command of the Japanese luxury ocean liner Hikawa Maru. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Pickerel was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Pickerel | CPC]
  • A second German Civil Service Law was introduced which extended the influence of the NSDAP over Reich State appointments. The new law permitted promotions to be afforded only to those with the correct political (i.e. Nazi) attitude. It afforded Nazi employees the right to refer work problems directly to the Party rather than through their employer, and also provided for the removal of any official who did not support the National Socialist cause (although by this time very few such officials continued to remain in office). ww2dbase [AC]

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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