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4 Apr 1939
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | CPC]
  • USS Astoria arrived at Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Astoria (New Orleans-class) | CPC]
  • Spanish Nationalist air ace Garcia Morato (with 40 kills during the Civil War) was killed when his Fiat CR32 Chirri aircraft crashed, due to engine failure, whilst performing for a newsreel take. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Japanese troops occupied the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. They were to be declared a Japanese protectorate. ww2dbase [Paracel Islands | CPC]
  • Curtiss-Wright test pilot Bob Fausel, flying the CW-21 prototype fighter, claimed one Japanese bomber shot down over China. ww2dbase [CW-21 | CPC]
  • Slovakia and Hungary signed a peace treaty, ending the Slovak-Hungarian War (Little War). ww2dbase [The Slovak-Hungarian War | 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935

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