15 Nov 1939
  • Anticipating Adolf Hitler's wishes, Erich Raeder asked his staff officers to evaluate the possibility of an invasion of Britain. ww2dbase [Erich Raeder | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi was assigned to the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
  • Koichi Shiozawa was promtoed to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [Koichi Shiozawa | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
  • Captain Katsuji Hattori was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. The ship was assigned to the newly established Fourth Fleet which was to be based in Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya succeeded Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Isamu Takeda was named Hosogaya's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
  • Captain Teruo Akiyama was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Captain Zensuke Kanome was named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima became the commanding officer of Yokohama Naval Air Corps. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Captain Kaku Harada was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
  • Captain Sukeyoshi Yatsushiro was named the commanding officer of Nachi. ww2dbase [Nachi | CPC]
Korea Poland Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Ibo Takahashi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. Rear Admiral Akira Matsuzaki was named his Chief of Staff. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka stepped down as the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Raizo Tanaka | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
United States
  • USS Squalus was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Sailfish | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1939
Italian battleship Impero being preparing for launching, Genoa, Italy, 15 Nov 1939The Launching of Italian battleship Impero, Genoa, Italy, 15 Nov 1939

15 Nov 1939 Interactive Map

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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