20 Nov 1940
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Teleki and Foreign Minister Csaky signed a protocol in Vienna, Austria, joining the Tripartite Pact. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • British cruiser HMS York delivered anti-aircraft guns to Piraeus, Greece and returned to Alexandria, Egypt. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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]
  • 116 German bombers dropped 132 tons of high explosive bombs and 296 incendiary bombs on Birmingham, England, United Kingdom overnight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Malta
  • No. 261 Squadron RAF was transferred to RAF Station Takali. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1940
Greek troops in KorÁŽ, Albania, 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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