10 Apr 1938

  • Zhu Jiaxun, flying an I-15bis fighter, shot down a Japanese Ki-27 fighter over Zhaozhuang, Shandong Province, China. His fighter was then badly damaged by his victim's squadron mates; he would be able to survive the encounter by crash landing into a wheat field. ww2dbase [Zhu Jiaxun | Zhaozhuang, Shandong | CPC]
  • At the Reichstag elections a single ballot paper also required voters to approve the union with Austria. There was much vote rigging by local Party officials to ensure Hitler got the result he wanted. ww2dbase [Annexation of Austria | AC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1938
German propaganda at the voting booth urging Austrians to vote for the annexation, 10 Apr 1938

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