15 Dec 1938
  • Nobutake Kondo was named the commanding officer of the Japanese 5th Fleet. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
China
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was attached to the Japanese Northern China Army. ww2dbase [Yi Un | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Tamotsu Takama was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Captain Sadanao Yamazaki was named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima became the commanding officer of Kisarazu Naval Air Corps. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | Chiba | CPC]
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 [Mako Guard District | Raizo Tanaka | Mako, Hoko | 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 [37 mm Gun M3 | CPC]

15 Dec 1938 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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