1 Jul 1939
  • An order was issued for the building of a battleship that would later be named USS Iowa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US Lighthouse Service, founded in 1789, was incorporated into the US Coast Guard service as a result of the Presidential Reorganization Plan No II. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Edmund Wooldridge was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wang Guangfu graduated from the Central Aviation Academy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wang Guangfu graduated from the Chinese Air Force Central Aviation Academy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Lützow was launched at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AG]
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille was promoted to the rank of Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1939
Lützow being prepared for launch, Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 1 Jul 1939

1 Jul 1939 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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Winston Churchill, 1935