12 Jan 1939

United Kingdom
  • The British Air Ministry announced the formation of the RAF Auxiliary Air Force Reserve. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • US President Franklin Roosevelt acknowledged that "...our existing air forces are so utterly inadequate that they must be immediately strengthened". ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1939
Vatican Apostolic Nuncio to Germany Cesare Orsenigo speaking with Joachim von Ribbentrop, Berlin, Germany, 12 Jan 1939; note Adolf Hitler in background

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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