2 Oct 1939
  • Searaven was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Searaven | CPC]
Germany
  • Friedrich Ruge was awarded clasp to his Iron Cross 1st Class medal. ww2dbase [Friedrich Ruge | CPC]
  • German Luftwaffe Friegerkorps X under the command of General Hans Geissler was formed at Hamburg, Germany. The Korps would specialise in anti-shipping operations. ww2dbase [Hamburg | AC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1939
Arthur Greiser in Posen, Wartheland, Germany (now Poznań, Poland) shortly after German conquest, 2 Oct 1939Rundstedt and Blaskowitz reviewing the German victory parade before the opera house in Warsaw, Poland, 2 Oct 1939

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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