1 Oct 1939

  • Japanese 6th Division began to fall back from Changsha, Hunan Province, China across the Laodao River. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German euthanasia program began on the ill and feeble. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Georg von Bismarck was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Adolf Galland was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class medal and was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
  • Galeazzo Ciano met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Rawalpindi was commissioned into British Royal Navy service. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • British men between the ages of 20-22 became eligible for conscription. ww2dbase [TH]
Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1939
Japanese and Soviet officers at the armistice meeting, Mongolia Area, China, 1 Oct 1939; seated were Major General Tetsukuma Fujimoto and Mikhail Ivanovich Potapov

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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