3 Jan 1940
  • American freighter Mormacsun was intercepted by the Royal Navy and diverted to Scotland for searches. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet submarine S-2 was sunk after hitting a naval mine in the Sea of Aland; all 50 aboard were lost. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Battle of the Raate Road: Troops of Finnish 9th Division continued to attack the Russian concentration along the Raate Road, they failed to cut the column but they did manage to pin down the Russians. Finnish troops focused on attacking field kitchens and bonfires to keep the Russians in the cold. Meanwhile, Finnish Colonel Siilasvuo dispatched another two regiment-sized task forces, traveling toward Raate Road on skis, to aid the assault. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Emden completed a period of maintenance at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Helena departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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