12 May 1939

China French Indochina
  • Jean Decoux entered his office as the commander of naval forces in the Far East. ww2dbase [Jean Decoux | CPC]
United States
  • Destroyer USS Cummings returned to San Diego, California, United States after completion of Fleet Problen XX in the Panama Canal Zone and Caribbean. ww2dbase [Cummings | San Diego, California | DS]

12 May 1939 Interactive Map

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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