13 May 1939

China
  • American destroyer USS Bulmer arrived at Gulangyu island, an international settlement off Xiamen, China in response to the arrival of a Japanese Special Naval Landing Force detachment nearby. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Mongolian cavalry forces occupied the area near Nomonhan, Mongolia Area, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Khalkhin Gol | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell began a period of leave in China. In the following two months he would visit various locales in French Indochina; Siam; British Malaya; Java, Dutch East Indies; and the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
Netherlands

13 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




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites


Famous WW2 Quote
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

Winston Churchill, on the RAF