18 Aug 1939
  • Romania placed an additional order to purchase 6 more German He 112 fighters. ww2dbase [He 112 | CPC]
  • German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop pushed for his visit to the Soviet Union, offering Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov favorable terms in terms of spheres of influence in Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union's negotiation with the western powers stalled again as Polish Foreign Minister J√≥zef Beck continued to resist allowing Soviet entry into Polish territory even in the face of a German invasion. ww2dbase [Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact | CPC]
Germany
  • The order for the construction of Havelland was issued. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's wife Tsuneko Tokugawa passed away. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | 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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