20 Apr 1936
  • Werner Mölders was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant, effective as of 1 Apr 1936. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Werner von Blomberg was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of General der Artillerie. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wolfgang Falck was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • The French Army issued the second order for AMR 35 light tanks. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Robert von Greim was promoted to the rank of Oberst. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Karl-Otto Koch was made the commandant of Esterwegen Concentration Camp in Esterwegen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event]
United States
  • Rear Admiral Harris L. Laning was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1936
Hitler reviewing a military parade held in celebration of his 47th birthday, 20 Apr 1936; Blomberg, Göring, Raeder, and Rundstedt behind him

20 Apr 1936 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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