1 Mar 1940
  • Adolf Hitler issued a formal war directive for Weserübung, the invasion of Norway and Denmark. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The Libyan 1st and 2nd Divisions were formed by the Italian Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Gusztáv Jány was named the commanding officer of Hungarian 2nd Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hartwig von Ludwiger was made the commanding officer of 83rd Infantry Regiment of 28th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles arrived in Berlin, Germany on a peace mission, and met with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop on the first day of his visit. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United States
  • USS Helena departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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