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4 Apr 1939
  • USS Astoria arrived at Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | 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 [CPC]
  • Curtiss-Wright test pilot Bob Fausel, flying the CW-21 prototype fighter, claimed one Japanese bomber shot down over China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Slovakia and Hungary signed a peace treaty, ending the Slovak-Hungarian War (Little War). ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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