27 Jan 1939
  • The Lockheed XP-38 fighter made its maiden flight. The flight lasted just 24 minutes but the prototype was damaged on landing. ww2dbase [P-38 Lightning | AC]
  • Britain and France pledged a £8,000,000 loan and a £4,000,000 gift for Czechoslovakia in an attempt to save the country from falling apart. ww2dbase [Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler ordered Plan Z, the expansion of the German Navy. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt approved the sale of military aircraft to France. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | 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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