14 Dec 1939
  • Finnish fortress at Uto was attacked by two Soviet destroyers; one of the Soviet destroyers was lost. Meanwhile, League of Nations ejected Soviet Union because of aggression against Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • 12 British Wellington bombers of No. 99 Squadron attacked a German convoy north of Wilhelmshaven, Germany during daylight. Within 30 minutes of the attack, six of them were lost to flak and German fighters, including two that collided in mid-air during the fight. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • HMS Ursula sank German escort ship F9 with a torpedo in the North Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Germany
  • Vidkun Quisling met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Mexico
  • German freighter Arauca and passenger liner Columbus departed from Veracruz, Mexico, and were immediately followed by American destroyers. ww2dbase [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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