7 Jan 1939
  • Scharnhorst was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese bombers attacked Chongqing, China during the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • SS-Hauptsturmführer Alexander Piorkowski was named the commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany, replacing Hans Loritz. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

7 Jan 1939 Interactive Map

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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