15 Apr 1939
  • The British and French responded negatively to the Soviet offer of alliance to protect Poland and Romania, noting that they would only engage in an alliance only for the protection of the three nations in question. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Emden ended her role as a fishery protection ship in the North Atlantic. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
  • Hermann Göring arrived in Rome, Italy to meet with Benito Mussolini. ww2dbase [Hermann Göring | Rome | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota was made the executive officer of Kure Sailor Corps. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
United States
  • USS S-26 entered a period of partial duty while at New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [S-26 | New London, Connecticut | 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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