25 Mar 1939
  • Lanciere was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British cruiser HMS Phoebe was launched by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Govan, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Slovakian forces resumed their counterattack against the invading Hungarian forces. Hungarian aircraft raided the Slovakian airfield at Spisská Nová Ves, killing 13. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German intelligence chief Wilhelm Canaris reported to Adolf Hitler that his agents had detected Polish troop movements on the Polish border with Danzig. Hitler met with Army chief Walther von Brauchitsch regarding this latest development in his attempt to acquire Danzig. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Japanese troops defeated the Chinese 102nd Division west of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS S-26 arrived at New London, Connecticut, 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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