20 Apr 1938
  • The Ki-36 liaison aircraft took its first flight. ww2dbase [Ki-36 | CPC]
United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade of the Fleet Marine Force arrived at San Diego, California, United States from Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • A British purchasing mission led by Air Commodore Arthur Harris visited the United States to select suitable aircraft for use by the RAF in its expansion programme. The first aircraft selected were the Lockheed Hudson and the North American Harvard, 200 of each being ordered at a cost of US$ 5.4 million. ww2dbase [Arthur Harris | AC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1938
Adolf Hitler shaking hands with German actress and director Leni Riefenstahl, Germany, 20 Apr 1938Harry Hopkins, Clifton Woodrum, and Edward Taylor, Capitol Building, Washington, United States, 20 Apr 1938Harry Hopkins and Aubrey Williams at the Capitol Building, Washington, United States, 20 Apr 1938

20 Apr 1938 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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