7 Jun 1940
  • French armed merchant cruiser Ville D'Oran arrived at Casablanca in French Morocco with 212 tons of gold from the French reserves. ww2dbase┬á[CPC]
  • Rommel's troops marched down the French coast toward Rouen, while Kleist's troops were held up by French defensive lines between Amiens and P├ęronne. ww2dbase┬á[Invasion of France and the Low Countries | CPC]
  • Between midnight and 0330 hours, at about 10 miles north of Ireland, German submarine U-48 sank British ship Francis Massey (killing 33 and sinking 7,500 tons of iron ore) and damaged British ship Eros (no deaths). ww2dbase┬á[CPC]
  • HMS Cumberland arrived Freetown, British West Africa (now Sierra Leone). ww2dbase┬á[Cumberland | DS]
  • Flying Officer Edgar Kain DFC, the first five-victory fighter ace of the RAF in WW2 was killed in a flying accident in ├ëchemines, France. ww2dbase┬á[├ëchemines, Champagne-Ardenne | AC]
Germany Norway
  • King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav, and members of the Norwegian government departed Troms├Ş in Northern Norway at 2000 hours aboard British cruiser HMS Devonshire. They were headed for Britain. ww2dbase┬á[Haakon VII | Troms├Ş, Troms og Finnmark | TH]
  • The troop transports of British Group II arrived at Narvik, Norway and embarked 5,200 men overnight. Out at sea, troop transports of Group I which had departed Narvik on the previous day were spotted by German aircraft, but they were mis-identified as empty supply ships heading back to Britain, thus spared from attack. ww2dbase┬á[Invasion of Denmark and Norway | TH, CPC]
  • British pilots without proper carrier landing training safely landed 10 Gladiator and 8 Hurricane aircraft aboard HMS Glorious, completing the evacuation of 46 and 263 Squadrons RAF from Norway. ww2dbase┬á[Invasion of Denmark and Norway | Glorious | AC]
  • Emden departed Oslo, Norway. ww2dbase┬á[Emden | Oslo, ├śstlandet | 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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