11 Jun 1934

  • Rudolf Höss participated in a new SS members' gathering and inspection at Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland). He met with Heinrich Himmler, an old passing acquaintance, who asked him to transfer from his original task of raising horses for the SS to a new position in the concentration camps system. ww2dbase [Rudolf Höss | Stettin, Pommern | CPC]
16 Sep 1939

29 Sep 1941

  • After sundown, 10 bombers of British No. 102 Squadron were launched from RAF Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for an attack on Stettin, Germany; the anti-aircraft fire was reported to be heavy. Another group of bombers took off to attack Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Stettin, Pommern | CPC]
30 Sep 1941

5 Jan 1944

30 Aug 1944

  • While at port at Stettin, Germany, submarine U-869 lost one crew member to British bombing when several bombs hit the barracks where the crew was bunked. ww2dbase [U-869 | Stettin, Pommern | 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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