2 Aug 1934
  • German President Paul von Hindenburg died; Hitler seized dictatorial powers as Führer, which was the combination of president, chancellor, and chief of armed forces. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hitler changed the military oath so that German servicemen now swore allegiance to Hitler rather than the country. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
Germany Photo(s) dated 2 Aug 1934
USS New Orleans passing through the open Burnside Drawbridge in Portland, Oregon, United States, 2 Aug 1934. New Orleans was escorting USS Houston (left) which brought President Franklin Roosevelt to Oregon.USS New Orleans arriving in Portland, Oregon, United States passing under the St Johns Bridge on the Willamette River, 2 Aug 1934. She was escorting USS Houston which had President Franklin Roosevelt on board.

2 Aug 1934 Interactive Map

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