3 Aug 1939
  • 30 Soviet-built I-16 fighters were delivered to the Chinese Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vyacheslav Molotov informed Joseph Stalin that Germany was requesting the Soviet Union to engage in talks over the future of Eastern Europe. While he did request permission to speak to the Germans on this topic, he expressed skeptism as Germany was concurrently pushing Poland to sign the Anti-Comintern Pact. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • After sundown, Liu Zhesheng, flying an I-15bis fighter, shot down a Japanese bomber over Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | 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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