12 Jan 1940

  • Hellmuth Felmy was relieved of command of Luftflotte 2 as the result of the Mechelen Incident. ww2dbase [Hellmuth Felmy | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German submarine U-23 torpedoed and sank Danish oil tanker Danmark in Inganess Bay, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom at 0650 hours. Her crew of 40 escaped safely, but the 14,000 tons of fuel destined for the Allied war effort were lost. ww2dbase [U-23 | Kirkwall, Scotland | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1940
Finnish ski troops in northern Finland, 12 Jan 1940

12 Jan 1940 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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