1 Dec 1920
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander and was named the commanding officer of destroyer Momi. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was assigned to cruiser Yudachi. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was named a member to the Supreme War Council. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was assigned to Kongo. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | CPC]
  • Engineering Rear Admiral Tamotsu Niratsuka was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Maizuru Naval Arsenal | Maizuru, Kyoto | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota began the Gunnery School Advanced Course at the rank of lieutenant. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
Korea Taiwan
  • Admiral Naomi Taniguchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Bruce Fraser greeted officers returning from Soviet captivity at Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Bruce Fraser | Portsmouth, England | CPC]

1 Dec 1920 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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