5 May 1884

France
13 Nov 1933

France
  • The keel of Gloire was laid down by Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde in Lormont, Aquitaine, France. ww2dbase [Gloire | Lormont, Aquitaine | CPC]
28 Sep 1935

France
  • Gloire was launched at the Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde shipyard in Lormont, Aquitaine, France. ww2dbase [Gloire | Lormont, Aquitaine | CPC]
20 Jun 1940

France
  • The 1,177-ton Dutch steamer Berenice departed Bordeaux, France at 1330 hours with 22 passengers on board, mostly Dutch and Belgians refugees, among them the poet H. Marsman and his wife and the Dutch painter T. Bottema. The ship sailed together with the Dutch steamer Orpheus, the coasters Nettie and Ary Scheffer and the tug Seine, but they got dispersed in the following night and only the Nettie was in visual range. ww2dbase [Bordeaux, Aquitaine | HM]
21 Jun 1940

France
22 Jun 1940

France
30 Sep 1940

France
5 Oct 1940

France
23 Oct 1940

France
  • Adolf Hitler met with Francisco Franco on the Franco-Spanish border at Hendaye, France. Franco promised Spain will fight at Germany's side, but refused to commit his nation to war. ww2dbase [Meeting at Hendaye | Hendaye, Aquitaine | TH]
11 Nov 1940

France
15 Dec 1940

France
  • Capitano Tarantini was sunk by a torpedo from HMS Thunderbolt in the Bay of Biscay 10 kilometers west of Grayan-et-l'H├┤pital, France. Executive officer Lieutenant Attilio Frattura and four others survived the sinking; commanding officer Captain Alfredo Iaschi was lost.45.41, -1.38 ww2dbase [Capitano Tarantini | Grayan-et-l'H├┤pital, Aquitaine | CPC]
4 Feb 1941

Photo(s) dated 4 Feb 1941
Luigi Torelli returning to Bordeaux, France upon completion of her third war patrol, 4 Feb 1941
16 Mar 1941

France
23 May 1942

France
3 Jun 1942

France
24 Jun 1942

France
15 Jul 1942

France
15 Aug 1942

France
30 Mar 1943

France
  • G. van der Vuurst, survivor of Dutch steam merchant ship Madoera, which was damaged by German submarine U-653 on 24 Feb 1943, was landed by German submarine U-758 at Bordeaux, France. ww2dbase [Bordeaux, Aquitaine | HM]
16 May 1943

France
14 Jun 1943

France
  • Aquila VI departed Bordeaux, France with a cargo of mercury, stell, 800 Mauser MG 151/20 aircraft cannons, a 500-kilogram SG 500 bomb, torpedoes, and two W├╝rzburg radar sets on board. Her passengers included Colonel Kinjo Satake (trained with latest German telecommunications technology), Heinrich Foders (Telefunken radar engineer with W├╝rzburg anti-aircraft radar blueprints), and a number of German radar and shipbuilding engineers. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
15 Oct 1943

France
  • The first squadron of the German Luftwaffe Fernaufkl├Ąrungsgruppe 5 special long range reconnaissance unit became operational at Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France. ww2dbase [Mont-de-Marsan, Aquitaine | CPC]
10 Jan 1944

France
14 Apr 1945

France
  • Lorraine began a week-long bombardment of German positions in the Gironde estuary in western France between La Rochelle and Bordeaux. ww2dbase [Lorraine | Aquitaine | CPC]
20 Apr 1945

France
  • Lorraine completed a week-long bombardment of German positions in the Gironde estuary in western France between La Rochelle and Bordeaux as the Germans surrendered the Girond-Nord fortress in Royan. ww2dbase [Lorraine | Aquitaine | CPC]

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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