20 Nov 1940
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Teleki and Foreign Minister Csaky signed a protocol in Vienna, Austria, joining the Tripartite Pact. ww2dbase [The Tripartite Pact | TH]
  • British cruiser HMS York delivered anti-aircraft guns to Piraeus, Greece and returned to Alexandria, Egypt. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | York | CPC]
  • British bombers sank Italian ship Ardita III in the Red Sea off Assab, Italian East Africa. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian torpedo boat Confienza sank after colliding with Italian armed merchant cruiser Capitano A. Cecchi off Brindisi, Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German armed merchant cruiser Pinguin stopped British ship Maimoa with gunfire in the southern Indian Ocean after a long chase. The crew of 87 were taken prisoner and the ship was scuttled. ww2dbase [Pinguin | CPC]
  • 116 German bombers dropped 132 tons of high explosive bombs and 296 incendiary bombs on Birmingham, England, United Kingdom overnight. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | CPC]
  • Wilhelm Gustloff completed its service as a Navy hospital ship. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Gustloff | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Morosini received intelligence at 2000 hours regarding an Allied convoy having departed Gibraltar at 1400 hours. She sailed toward Gibraltar to intercept, but would not find any targets. ww2dbase [Morosini | CPC]
  • No. 261 Squadron RAF was transferred to RAF Station Takali. ww2dbase [RAF Takali | Ta' Qali | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1940
Greek troops in Korçë, Albania, Nov 1940Adolf Hitler (foreground), Pál Teleki (foreground), Galeazzo Ciano (behind Hitler), Saburo Kurusu (behind Ciano), and others at the ceremony in which Hungary signed the Tripartite Pact, Vienna, Austria, 20 Nov 1940

20 Nov 1940 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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