25 Mar 1939
  • British cruiser HMS Phoebe was launched by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Govan, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Lanciere was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Lanciere | CPC]
  • Slovakian forces resumed their counterattack against the invading Hungarian forces. Hungarian aircraft raided the Slovakian airfield at Spisská Nová Ves, killing 13. ww2dbase [The Slovak-Hungarian War | 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 [The Danzig Crisis | CPC]
  • Japanese troops defeated the Chinese 102nd Division west of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | CPC]
United States
  • USS S-26 arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [S-26 | 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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