1 Apr 1934
  • Wilhelm Keitel was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Keitel | CPC]
  • Rudolf Höss was accepted into the SS organization and was given the rank of SS-Mann. ww2dbase [Rudolf Höss | CPC]
  • Kurt Fricke was promoted to the rank of frigate captain. ww2dbase [Kurt Frike | CPC]
  • The Hamburgischer Correspondent, a German newspaper that had been in print since 1710, was dissolved by the Nazi German government; its assets were acquired by the publisher Hermanns Erben. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Germany formed the Hanseatische Fliegerschule e. V. air unit based at Fassberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Fassberg | CPC]
  • Georg von Küchler was promoted to the rank of major general. ww2dbase [Georg von Küchler | CPC]
  • Nikolai Kamanin, in a R-5 biplane, completed the flight from Olyutorka, Koryak Okrug, Russia to the village of Vankarem in Chukotka Okrug, Russia. ww2dbase [Nikolai Kamanin | Olyutorka, Koryak | 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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