14 Oct 1939
  • Chuichi Nagumo was placed on a committee studying capital ship bridge design. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
French West Africa
  • Dupleix arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Korechika Anami was made the deputy commanding officer of the Japanese Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German submarine U-47 penetrated defenses and entered Scapa Flow in Scotland, United Kingdom and sank British battleship HMS Royal Oak, killing 833 out of a crew of 1,257. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • USS Helena departed New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States for her sea trials and shakedown cruise. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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

14 Oct 1939 Interactive Map




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