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23 Sep 1922

Poland
23 Apr 1923

Poland
13 Aug 1923

Poland
12 Jul 1940

Poland
3 Dec 1940

Poland
  • German armed merchant cruiser Kormoran departed Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland to raid Allied shipping, carrying supplies for 12 months, 280 naval mines, 40 land mines, and spare parts and torpedoes to supply submarines. ww2dbase [Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen | Kormoran | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
17 Mar 1941

Poland
18 May 1941

Poland
19 May 1941

Poland
  • Battleship Bismarck departed Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland at 0200 hours and made rendezvous with heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen and destroyers Z-16 Friedrich Eckoldt and Z-23 off Rügen Island at 1200 hours. At 2230 hours, destroyer Z-10 Hans Lody joined the group. ww2dbase [Bismarck | Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
7 Nov 1941

Poland
4 Apr 1942

Poland
27 Aug 1942

Poland
14 May 1944

Poland
  • Steam tug Anton collided with U-1234 off Gdynia, Poland at 2300 hours, sinking the submarine. 13 were killed. ww2dbase [U-1234 | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
6 Aug 1944

Poland
  • In an Operation Frantic mission, 75 B-17s from England bombed aircraft factories at Gdynia and Rahmel, Poland and flew on to bases in Ukraine. 23 B-17s were damaged. Escort was provided by 154 P-51s. 4 P-51s were lost and 1 was damaged beyond repair. Further, 60 fighters from the previous day’s strike took off from Operation Frantic bases in Ukraine, attacked Craiova railway marshalling yard and other railway targets in the Bucharest-Ploesti, Romania area, and landed at bases in Italy. ww2dbase [Operation Frantic | P-51 Mustang | B-17 Flying Fortress | Gdynia | DS]
26 Mar 1945

Poland
  • Soviet forces captured Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland, including the city's important shipyard and seaport facilities, although much of it were now damaged from sabotage and fighting. The harbor was now also blocked by a the sunken battlecruiser Gneisenau. ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
28 Mar 1945

Poland
15 Jun 2019

Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 2019
Side mounted depth charge launcher, ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019; it was refitted during the Soviet era, but the King George VI initials from 1942 remainedStern of ORP Blyskawica, showing main batteries, mines, and depth charge rack, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019, photo 1 of 2Soviet-era torpedo tube on the port side of ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019Stern of ORP Blyskawica, showing main batteries, mines, and depth charge rack, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019, photo 2 of 2
See all photos dated 15 Jun 2019

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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