6 Feb 1940
  • Finnish 9th Division completed its encirclement of the Soviet 54th Division at Kuhmo. To the south, Soviet troops continued to shell Finnish defensive positions on the Mannerheim Line on the Karelian Isthmus, but actual advances were limited. ww2dbase [The Winter War | TH]
  • The "Carreless Talk Costs Lives" slogan debuted, designed to prevent war gossip. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Vultee received an order from the Swedish government for 144 Vanguard fighters. ww2dbase [P-66 Vanguard | CPC]
  • Estonian steam merchant Hanonia, captured by the German submarine U-34 in 1939, was commissioned into German Navy service as Schiff 11/Ulm after conversion into a minelayer. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Estonian steamer Anu sank after hit a mine 30 miles east of Dundee, Scotland, United Kindgom, killing the captain, his wife, the cook, and four crew members. The mine was laid by German submarine U-13 on 12 Dec 1939. ww2dbase [North Sea | 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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