1 Mar 1937
  • Spencer was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hideki Tojo was named the chief of staff of Kenkichi Ueda (Japanese Kwantung Army in northeastern China). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hubert Lanz was promoted to the rank of Oberstleutnant and was made the Chief of Staff of IX Armeekorps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Some time during this month, Japanese Rear Admiral Keijii Fukuda and his design team completed the blueprint for the largest class of battleships in the world. This design would later become the Yamato-class battleship. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Crown Prince Yi Un became an instructor in the Japanese Army Academy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Korechika Anami was made the head of the Personnel Bureau of the Army Ministry. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Major General Masataka Hata was named the chief of staff of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [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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