2 Mar 1939

Canada
  • A Hurricane fighter was sent to Canada in preparation for license production. ww2dbase [Hurricane | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Acasta began aiding Vickers-Armstrongs in testing ASDIC equipment for the Argentinian light cruiser La Argentina. ww2dbase [Acasta | England | CPC]
Vatican City
  • Eugenio Pacelli became the head of the Catholic Church; he took on the papal name Pius XII. ww2dbase [Pius XII | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1939
German light cruiser Köln as photographed by a RAF aircraft from Thorney Island in Southern England, United Kingdom, 2 Mar 1939

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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