27 Oct 1939
  • Francis Tuker was promoted to the rank of colonel. ww2dbase [Francis Tuker | CPC]
Germany
  • Heinz Guderian was awarded the Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [Heinz Guderian | AC]
Gibraltar
  • The US Consul at Gibraltar met with British authorities to protest the detention of American merchant ships by the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The Gloster Aircraft Company produced its first Hurricane I fighter. They would deliver one thousand machines by the end of 1940 and attained a peak production rate of 130 Hurricane aircraft per month. In total Gloster would eventually build 1,850 examples for Hawker Aircraft. ww2dbase [Hurricane | 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935