1 Dec 1937
  • Light carrier Hosho was placed in reserve. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Vittorio Alfieri was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Zengo Yoshida was named the commander-in-chief of the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of battleship Fuso. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US 3rd Marine Regiment, a reserve unit, was disbanded. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • The Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan ordered the Japanese Central China Area Army to advance toward Nanjing, China. On the same day, several top Chinese cabinet level advisers departed from the capital. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Shintaro Hashimoto was named the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Masaichi Maeda (Ryojun Military Port, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese troops landed near Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Gloire departed Brest, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Chimaki Kono was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Nachi completed her first reconstruction; an unknown officer assumed command of the cruiser. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was promoted to the rank of captain and was named the commanding officer of converted seaplane tender Kamikawa Maru. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka was named the commanding officer of light cruiser Jintsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Masukichi Matsuki was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Vice Admiral Jugoro Arichi was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea; Vice Admiral Sadaichi Matsunaga was named the chief of staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Shunzo Mito was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1937
Portrait of Hans Lammers, 1 Dec 1937, photo 1 of 2Portrait of Hans Lammers, 1 Dec 1937, photo 2 of 2

1 Dec 1937 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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