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29 Mar 1939
  • British destroyer HMS Punjabi (F21) was commissioned into service with Commander J. T. Lean in command. ww2dbase [AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Emden began operating as a fishery protection ship in the North Atlantic. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
China
  • Japanese 6th Division captured Wuning, Jiangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | CPC]
Spain
  • The besieged Republican garrison in Valencia, Spain surrender to the Nationalists, ending all hostilities in the country. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1939
USS Minneapolis firing her 8-in main guns during gunnery practice, 29 Mar 1939

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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