13 Feb 1918
  • Quintin Brand was promoted to the rank of major and became the commanding officer of No. 112 Squadron of the British Royal Flying Corps. ww2dbase [Quintin Brand | CPC]
  • Junichi Sasai was born. ww2dbase [Junichi Sasai | CPC]
  • British Rear Admiral T. W. Kemp, commanding the Murmansk Squadron, fearing a German attack northwards towards the vital Allied supply ports of Archangel and Murmansk (both held by the Bolsheviks) signaled the Admiralty to send 6,000 troops to northern Russia to form a defensive garrison. It was two weeks before he received a negative reply-there were no troops available and Kemp was expressly forbidden to engage in military action to protect the ports. ww2dbase [AC]

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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