15 Sep 1939
  • The first Atlantic convoy set sail from Jamaica for Britain. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Richard O'Connor was Mentioned in Despatches. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Japanese 101st Division under Lieutenant General Masatoshi Saito engaged in Chinese troops near Mount Lianhua near Gao'an, Jiangxi Province, China, capturing the city shortly after. ww2dbase [CPC]
Poland
  • German troops captured Gdynia, Poland. Meanwhile, Polish troops failed to break out of the Kutno Pocket. At Warsaw, with it surrounded by German troops, the Polish Army was ordered to the Romanian border to hold out until the Allies arrive; the Romanian government offered asylum to all Polish civilians who could make it across the border; Polish military personnel who crossed the border, however, would be interned. In Berlin, Germany, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop asked the Soviet Union for a definite date and time when Soviet forces would attack Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Russia
  • Soviet Union and Japan signed a ceasefire in Moscow, Russia, ending the Battle of Khalkhin Gol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Sep 1939
Wreckage of PZL.37B bomber, Sep 1939Aerial view of Warsaw, Poland, Sep 1939, photo 1 of 3; note columns of smoke from firesAerial view of Warsaw, Poland, Sep 1939, photo 2 of 3; note columns of smoke from firesAerial view of Fort II of the Warsaw Fortress (Wawrzyszew), Poland, Sep 1939
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15 Sep 1939 Interactive Map

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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