6 Jul 1939
  • HMS Edinburgh was commissioned into service and was assigned to the 18th Cruiser Squadron of the Home Fleet of the British Royal Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany were closed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Four Japanese Army Ki-27 fighters strafed ground targets at Pingliang, Gansu Province China. One of the fighters was damaged by ground fire, and its pilot safely landed on the ground and was picked up by another fighter in the group. Chinese troops quickly moved in to capture the relatively good specimen of Japanese technology. Chinese fighter pilot Arthur Chin was sent to study the aircraft; correctly determining that it was flyable, he brought the fighter to a Chinese airfield for further evaluations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1939
Sims off the Kennebec River, Maine, United States during her trials, 6 July 1939, photo 1 of 3; note flag of shipbuilder Bath Iron WorksSims off the Kennebec River, Maine, United States during her trials, 6 July 1939, photo 2 of 3Sims off the Kennebec River, Maine, United States during her trials, 6 July 1939, photo 3 of 3

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




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