4 Feb 1938
  • Adolf Hitler took direct control of the German military. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
  • The German cabinet met for the last time. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Franz von Papen received a call at his office in Vienna, Austria from Hans Lammers in Berlin, Germany, noting that Papen was to be relieved of his duties in Austria. Within days, however, Papen would return to duty as Adolf Hitler noticed an opportunity to take Austria. ww2dbase [Franz von Papen | Vienna | CPC]
China Germany
  • Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of colonel general (generaloberst) and was made the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army. ww2dbase [Walther von Brauchitsch | Berlin | CPC]
  • In Germany the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW), Supreme command of the Armed Forces, was created with Wilhelm Keitel as its chief. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Keitel | AC]
  • Hellmuth Felmy was promoted to the rank of General der Flieger. ww2dbase [Hellmuth Felmy | CPC]

4 Feb 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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