4 Nov 1939

China
  • Cen Zeliu led seven D.510 fighters to intercept a group of Japanese bombers attacking Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. He shot down the G3M bomber carrying commanding officer of 13th Kokutai Captain Kikushi Okuda, but his D.510 fighter was damaged by return fire, forcing him to bail out. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Colonel Stewart Menzies became head of British intelligence agency MI6 when Rear Admiral Hugh Sinclair died of cancer. ww2dbase [TH]
United States
  • The Neutrality Act of 1939, which repealed the arms embargo of 1937, became a law in the United States. It allowed the US to sell arms to the Allies. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Hyde Park, New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1939
Greiser at the inauguration ceremony as the Gauleiter of Reichsgau Posen, 4 Nov 1939, photo 1 of 4; Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick and Artillery General Walter Petzel also presentGreiser at the inauguration ceremony as the Gauleiter of Reichsgau Posen, 4 Nov 1939, photo 2 of 4; Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick also presentGreiser at the inauguration ceremony as the Gauleiter of Reichsgau Posen, 4 Nov 1939, photo 3 of 4; Wilhelm Koppe also presentGreiser at the inauguration ceremony as the Gauleiter of Reichsgau Posen, 4 Nov 1939, photo 4 of 4; Wilhelm Koppe also present

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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