29 Nov 1930

  • The Do X aircraft's flight from Germany to the United States was canceled in Lisbon, Portugal due to an accidental fire that damaged the port wing. ww2dbase [Do X | Lisbon | CPC]
10 Jun 1940

  • Rear Admiral David M. LeBreton relieved Rear Admiral Charles E. Courtney as Commander of US Navy Squadron 40-T on board light cruiser USS Trenton at Lisbon, Portugal. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
  • US passenger liner Washington arrived at Lisbon, Portugal to embark Americans desiring passage to the United States via Ireland. Destroyer USS Dickerson arrived from French Morocco with Americans who wished to board the passenger liner. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
20 Jun 1940

  • Destroyer USS Herbert departed Lisbon, Portugal for French Morocco. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
21 Jun 1940

  • Destroyer USS Dickerson departed Lisbon, Portugal for Bilbao, Spain. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
5 Jul 1940

  • USS Omaha relieved USS Trenton as Rear Admiral David M. LeBreton's flagship for Squadron 40-T at Lisbon, Portugal. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
12 Jul 1940

  • US passenger liner Manhattan departed Lisbon, Portugal with about 800 American citizens and their families fleeing the European War. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
15 Jul 1940

  • USS Trenton departed Lisbon, Portugal with members of the royal family of the Duchy of Luxembourg aboard. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
1 Aug 1940

  • The Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, received German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop's message. He turned down Ribbentrop's request for him to help bring peace between Britain and Germany, citing his loyalty to the British government. He did, however, maintain a channel of communications with Germany in the future should his assistance be helpful once again. To Ribbentrop's dismay, the duke departed Lisbon, Portugal for the Bahamas by the end of the day, ending the German attempt to use him to form a new pro-German leadership in Britain. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | Lisbon | CPC]
11 Nov 1942

  • The 5,681-ton Norwegian merchant steamer Alaska, damaged by German submarine U-510 on 31 Oct, arrived at Lisbon, Portugal. The Alaska's master, Berge Mevatne, later received the Krigskorset (The War Cross with Sword), the highest Norwegian war decoration, which had only been awarded to 19 in the merchant marine, for his bravery during the rescue of the survivors of French troopship Pr├ęsident Doumer which led to his own ship being damaged. ww2dbase [Lisbon | HM]
12 Sep 1943

  • Orde Wingate departed Lisbon, Portugal for Cairo, Egypt. ww2dbase [Orde Wingate | Lisbon | CPC]
15 Aug 1945

  • In Lisbon, Japanese Ambassador Morito Morishima informed the Portuguese government that Japan was developing a plan to return East Timor to Portugal. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
6 Sep 1945

  • Portuguese foreign office expressed displeasure in regards to the Allied military presence in East Timor. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
13 Sep 1945

  • Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu told Japanese Ambassador to Portugal Morito Morishima that the Japanese government was awaiting Allied instructions in regards to East Timor. ww2dbase [Lisbon | CPC]
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  • Sagret arrived at Lisbon, Portugal, completing her longest voyage; it was an around-the-world trip of about 35,000 miles. ww2dbase [Albert Leo Schlageter | Lisbon | 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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