16 Aug 1947
  • Graf Zeppelin sank in the Baltic Sea, possibly as a target ship for the Soviet Navy. ww2dbase [Graf Zeppelin | CPC]
  • Captain Stanley Leith was named the commanding officer of USS Saint Paul. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | CPC]
China
  • Tang Enbo was relieved of duty as the commanding officer of the Capital Garrison. ww2dbase [Tang Enbo | CPC]

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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