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25 Jun 1940

United Kingdom
  • British steam merchant Port Hobart landed the survivors of Norwegian steam merchant ship Randsfjord, torpedoed by German submarine U-30 three days prior, at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Three of the survivors were admitted to hospital. ww2dbase [Glasgow, Scotland | HM]
24 Jul 1940

United Kingdom
  • At 0630 hours, German Luftwaffe aircraft bombed the Rolls Royce factory at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, but instead the nearby printing works was damaged. At 0730 hours, German Ju 88 bombers attacked shipping in the Bristol Channel in southwestern Britain, with 1 Ju 88 shot down by British Spitfire fighters of the No. 92 Squadron. At 1200 hours, 18 Do 17 bombers escorted by 40 Bf 109 fighters attacked shipping in the Thames estuary in southeastern Britain, sinking minesweeping trawler Fleming, killing 19; ensuing dogfight above resulted in 9 Bf 109 fighters and 2 Spitfire fighters shot down. Finally, German bombers sank anti-submarine trawler Kingston Galena (killing 16) and minesweeper Rodino (killing 4) off Dover. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | Glasgow, Scotland | CPC]
17 Jan 1941

United Kingdom
  • Harry Hopkins, while at a private dinner party with Scottish officials at the North British Railway Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, pledged American support for Britain. ww2dbase [M5 | Glasgow, Scotland | AC]
13 Apr 1942

United Kingdom
  • USS Wasp took on British Spitfire fighters at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom in preparation for an aircraft ferrying mission to Malta. ww2dbase [Wasp (Wasp-class) | Glasgow, Scotland | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Apr 1942
Spitfire Mk. Vc-Tropical variant from No. 603 Squadron RAF being hauled aboard USS Wasp (Wasp-class) by a crane, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 13 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 3Spitfire Mk. Vc-Tropical variant from No. 603 Squadron RAF being hauled aboard USS Wasp (Wasp-class) by a crane, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 13 Apr 1942, photo 3 of 3Spitfire Mk. Vc-Tropical variant from No. 603 Squadron RAF being hauled aboard USS Wasp (Wasp-class) by a crane, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 13 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 3
29 Apr 1942

United Kingdom
3 May 1942

United Kingdom
  • USS Wasp departed Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom with 47 Spitfire fighters aboard, embarking on Operation Bowery aiming to resupply Malta. ww2dbase [Wasp (Wasp-class) | Glasgow, Scotland | CPC, DS]
13 Aug 1942

United Kingdom
  • USS Tuscaloosa, USS Rodman, USS Emmons, and HMS Onslaught departed Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom with ammunition, aircraft parts, and other war goods for the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Glasgow, Scotland | CPC]
8 Oct 1943

United Kingdom
  • British merchant ship Ocean Strength arrived at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom with a supply of iron ore and captured German Tiger I heavy tank "131". ww2dbase [PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I' | Glasgow, Scotland | CPC]
28 Jan 1944

United Kingdom
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue arrived in Glasgow, Scotland at the King George V Dock. ww2dbase [Bogue | Glasgow, Scotland | DS]
3 Feb 1944

United Kingdom
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and Convoy TU-7 departed Glasgow, Scotland bound for New York. ww2dbase [Bogue | Glasgow, Scotland | DS]
20 Jul 1944

United Kingdom
  • British destroyer HMS Crescent was launched at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Glasgow, Scotland | CPC]
12 Mar 1945

United Kingdom

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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