5 Apr 1939
  • Vannevar Bush appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of funding for a new aeronautical research laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, United States that later became the Ames Research Center. ww2dbase [Vannevar Bush | DS]
  • The keel of Capitano Tarantini was laid down at the Cantieri navali Tosi di Taranto shipyard in Taranto, Italy. ww2dbase [Capitano Tarantini | Taranto, Puglia | 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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