1 Apr 1916

  • Masafumi Arima returned to Japan from his midshipman tour. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Lieutenant General Tan Shirozu was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Chinkai naval base in southern Korea was upgraded to a Guard District by the Japanese Navy with Vice Admiral Kujuro Yamaguchi in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

1 Apr 1916 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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