6 Sep 1939

Egypt Germany
  • German escort ship F9 was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the Helgoland archipelago north of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. ww2dbase [F9 | Helgoland, Schleswigj-Holstein | CPC]
  • German escort ship F10 was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the Helgoland archipelago north of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. ww2dbase [F10 | Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein | CPC]
  • Fleet escort ship F7 was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the German archipelago of Helgoland. ww2dbase [F7 | Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein | CPC]
  • Fleet escort ship F8 was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the German archipelago of Helgoland. ww2dbase [F8 | Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein | CPC]
Poland
  • German troops captured the Upper Silesian industrial area in Poland. ww2dbase [Invasion of Poland | TH]
South Africa
  • South Africa declared war on Germany after tough Cabinet battle. ww2dbase [TH]
United Kingdom
  • German aircraft attacked Great Britain for the first time. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | CPC]
  • The first Royal Air Force fighter pilot to be killed during the war lost his life when two Hurricane fighters were shot down in error by two Spitfire fighters. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • US Navy's Neutrality Patrol for Atlantic Ocean was formed under Rear Admiral A. W. Johnson, Commander Atlantic Squadron. ww2dbase [United States Neutrality Patrol | DS]

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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