15 Dec 1938
  • Nobutake Kondo was named the commanding officer of the Japanese 5th Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was attached to the Japanese Northern China Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Taiwan
  • Raizo Tanaka stepped down as the commanding officer of light cruiser Jintsu and was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • The combination of The T10 gun and T5 carriage was officially adopted as the 37 mm Gun M3 and Carriage M4. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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