16 Apr 1940
  • The ill-equipped British 24th Brigade landed at Harstat, Norway 37 miles north of Narvik. Meanwhile, at Namsos, the reserve unit 148th Territorial Brigade boarded cruisers HMS Carlisle and HMS Curacoa for Trondheim, without their anti-aircraft weapons due to lack of space. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-3 and British submarine HMS Porpoise engaged in combat with torpedoes 10 miles southwest of Egersund, Norway. No hits were scored. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied troops landed at the Faroe Islands, a constituent country of Denmark. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Iceland declared independence from Denmark and asked United States for recognition. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
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