20 Oct 1939
  • Soviet Union and Finland both mobilized their military. ww2dbase [The Winter War | CPC]
  • Maximilian von Weichs was made the commanding officer of German 2nd Army. ww2dbase [Maximilian von Weichs | CPC]
  • The German Navy officially noted U-12 as missing; she had struck a mine in the Strait of Dover on 8 Oct 1939. ww2dbase [U-12 | CPC]
  • The German-captured US freighter City of Flint arrived in neutral Norway. The Norwegians refused entry and told the German prize crew that they have 24 hours to leave. ww2dbase [AC]

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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