15 Mar 1938
  • Salmon was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Mingzhang Wang passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Stalin's rival, Nikolai Bukharin, was shot following his conviction as a counter-revolutionary terrorist. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Fleet Landing Exercise No. 4 at Culebra, Puerto Rico was completed; it was the largest landing exercise participated by the United States Marine Corps to date. On the same date, the exercise Fleet Problem XIX began in US Territory of Hawaii, also participated by US Navy and US Marine Corps personnel. ww2dbase [CPC]
Austria
  • At a speech in the Heldenplatz in Vienna, Adolf Hitler formally announced the "re-unificatrion" of Austria with the rest of Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Adolf Hitler stayed at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • 2,000 Chinese troops of the 364th Brigade dug in at Tengxian in Jiangsu Province in China, 75 miles north of the city of Xuzhou, against a 10,000-strong Japanese offensive. The Chinese bolstered its ranks by beginning to conscript and train nearly 1,000 police, militiamen, and other able-bodied men from the region. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • The Soviet Military Collegium sentenced former VCheKa member Valentin Trifonov to death; Trifonov was executed within hours. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1938
Austrian family showing support for the German annexation, Mar 1938

15 Mar 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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