26 May 1939
  • Chen Changjie was named the commanding officer of the 6th Army. ww2dbase [Chen Changjie | CPC]
  • HMS Birmingham departed Xiamen, China with Vice Admiral Percy Noble aboard. ww2dbase [Birmingham | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 May 1939
SA-Obergruppenführer Dietrich von Jagow congratulating Hans Lammers for LammersRear Admiral Russell Willson relieving Rear Admiral Chester Nimitz as Commander US Navy Battleship Division One aboard USS Arizona, San Pedro, California, United States, 26 May 1939

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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