9 Nov 1939
  • Adolf Hitler again postponed the invasion of France; the next date for decision was to be 13 Nov 1939 for a possible invasion date of 19 Nov 1939. ww2dbase [Invasion of France and the Low Countries | CPC]
  • German newspapers noted that the attempted assassination on Adolf Hitler which took place on the previous day in Munich, Germany was the work of British secret service agents. In actuality, it was a plot by Hitler to elevate his own standing. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Kurt Fricke was awarded Order of the Yugoslav Crown 2nd Class with Star of Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Kurt Frike | CPC]
  • U-23 completed her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [U-23 | CPC]
Germany
  • Adolf Hitler issued directive No. 9 which called for German aircraft and submarines to attack British shipping and port facilities. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | CPC]
Russia
  • In Moscow, Russia at 1800 hours, Finnish diplomats Paasikivi and Tanner met with Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov in the final attempt to avoid war. They did not reach an agreeable conclusion. ww2dbase [The Winter War | Moscow | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was evaluated for promotion, but a promotion was not granted; it was speculated that he had made too many political enemies. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | CPC]

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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