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10 Dec 1866

Austria
  • Karl Wiligut was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. ww2dbase [Karl Wiligut | Vienna | CPC]
9 Jan 1900

Austria
  • Anton Schmid was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. ww2dbase [Anton Schmid | Vienna | CPC]
19 Mar 1912

Austria
25 Oct 1923

Austria
4 Feb 1938

Austria
  • Franz von Papen received a call at his office in Vienna, Austria from Hans Lammers in Berlin, Germany, noting that Papen was to be relieved of his duties in Austria. Within days, however, Papen would return to duty as Adolf Hitler noticed an opportunity to take Austria. ww2dbase [Franz von Papen | Vienna | CPC]
13 Mar 1938

Austria
  • Horst Böhme murdered Wilhelm Freiherr von Ketteler in Vienna, Austria by drowning on the orders of Reinhard Heydrich. ww2dbase [Horst Böhme | Vienna | CPC]
14 Mar 1938

Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1938
Adolf Hitler parading in Vienna in occupied Austria, 14 Mar 1938
15 Mar 1938

Austria
  • At a speech in the Heldenplatz in Vienna, Adolf Hitler formally announced the "re-unificatrion" of Austria with the rest of Germany. ww2dbase [Annexation of Austria | Vienna | AC]
  • Adolf Hitler stayed at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | Vienna | CPC]
2 Nov 1938

Photo(s) dated 2 Nov 1938
Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister Frantisek Chvalkovsky, Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Hungarian Foreign Minister Kálmán Kánya at the First Vienna Arbitration, 2 Nov 1938
9 Dec 1938

Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 1938
German Army General Werner Kienitz speaking to recruits at the Heldenplatz in Vienna, Austria, 9 Dec 1938; note 7.5 le.IG 18 infantry guns on display
18 Mar 1939

Austria
  • While in Vienna in German-occupied Austria, Adolf Hitler approved the formation of a German protectorate in Slovakia. Elsewhere, France, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union lodged official protests regarding the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia | Vienna | CPC]
3 Sep 1939

Austria
  • Otto Skorzeny was sent home from Trost Barracks, Vienna, Austria despite the outbreak of war due to the lack of instructors to train new recruits. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | Vienna | CPC]
14 Nov 1939

Austria
  • In Vienna, Austria detachments of the SS-Verfügungstruppe placed stocks of hand grenades at Jewish synagogues preparatory to setting fire to the buildings. ww2dbase [Vienna | AC]
5 Mar 1941

Photo(s) dated 5 Mar 1941
Antonescu and Göring at the Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria, 5 Mar 1941
25 Mar 1941

Austria
  • Prime Minister Dragisa Cvetkovic of Yugoslavia signed the Tripartite Pact at Vienna, Austria; in secret, Yugoslavia had also allowed German troops to travel on Yugoslavian railroads for an attack on Greece. Upon hearing of the signing of this document, anti-Axis demonstrations escalated in Belgrade. ww2dbase [The Tripartite Pact | Vienna | TH]
31 May 1941

Austria
  • After successfully escaping the Oflag IV-C prisoner of war camp at Colditz Castle, Germany earlier in the month, British Lieutenant Anthony "Peter" Allan failed to secure assistance from the US Consulate at Vienna in occupied Austria. Giving up, he turned himself in at a local police station and was eventually returned to Colditz. ww2dbase [Vienna | CPC]
17 Mar 1944

Austria
  • The first American bombing on Vienna, Austria from Italy took place. ww2dbase [Vienna | CPC]
15 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Jan 1945
Underside view of B-24L Liberator “Flying Ass” of the 451st Bomb Group just prior to bomb release over railroad yards in Vienna, Austria, 15 Jan 1945.
10 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1945
Soviet troops in US-built M3A1 scout car fighting in Vienna, Austria, Apr 1945
29 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1945
Karl Renner walking to the Parliament building, flanked by Soviet officers, Vienna, Austria, 29 Apr 1945
24 Jul 1945

Austria
  • The Allied Control Commission for Austria was established in Vienna. ww2dbase [Vienna | CPC]
11 Sep 1945

Austria
  • The Allied Control Council for Austria met at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. ww2dbase [Vienna | 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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