1 Apr 1937
  • Hugo Sperrle was promoted to the rank of Generalleutnant. ww2dbase [Hugo Sperrle | CPC]
  • Air Vice Marshal John H. S. Tyssen became the commanding officer of the No. 12 Group RAF. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Akagi was taken out of service and entered drydock for extensive modernization at Sasebo Naval Arsenal, Japan. Records showed the date of this event simply as "Apr 1937"; the exact date was not noted. ww2dbase [Sasebo Naval Arsenal | Akagi | Sasebo, Nagasaki | CPC]
  • Prince Naruhiko of Higashikuni, an aviation enthusiast, christened the Ki-15 aircraft that was about to make a record flight from Japan to Europe "Kamikaze". ww2dbase [Naruhiko | CPC]

1 Apr 1937 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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