1 Oct 1932
  • The keel of the future pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nikolaus von Falkenhorst was promoted to the rank of Oberst. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wolfgang Falck returned to the German Army from his secret fight pilot training in Russia. His comrades in his regiment were not told of the details of his training. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • The Central Aviation Academy at Jianqiao Airfield in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China established a political officers training program. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Wernher von Braun, a precocious young Prussian student, was appointed to the German Army Ordnance Department's ballistics section under Captain Walter R. Dornberger, an artillery specialist. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United Kingdom
  • Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

1 Oct 1932 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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