1 Nov 1939
  • Kurt Fricke was promoted to the rank of counter admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Austria
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille reported to Jagdfliegerschule 5 in Schwechat, Austria for training and was given the rank of Fähnrich. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Colonel Oyanazu Masao was named the commanding officer of Japanese Unit 516 chemical weapons research unit based in Qiqihar, Nenjiang Province, China, replacing Colonel Katsumura Fukujirou. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Heinkel demonstrated the first jet aircraft He 178 to the German Air Ministry, but the German officials were not impressed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German military complained that the Soviet Union purchases too much war materials from Germany, which was hampering with the German ability to prepare for a war against France; it was acknowledged, however, the import of Soviet oil was vital. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Georg von Küchler was named the commanding officer of 11th Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Aritomo Goto was relived as the commanding officer of battleship Mutsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Shutoku Miyazato was named the chief equipping officer of repair ship Akashi. Miyazato would supervise the installation of five cranes and various tools and equipment aboard the ship. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1939
Front view of the He 178 prototype aircraft, date unknown

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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935