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20 Apr 1940
  • Adolf Hitler authorized the creation of a joint Norwegian-Danish-German SS regiment. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | CPC]
  • Keith Park took command of the 11 Group of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command. ww2dbase [Keith Park | CPC]
  • ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
Denmark
  • Danish Army began to demobilize. ww2dbase [TH]
Germany
  • German High Command issued a secret order to discharge servicemen with mixed Jewish heritage and servicemen who were married to Jewish women. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1940
German officer and troops with a 10.5 cm K 35(t) field gun at Hornbaek, Denmark, 1940Panzer I light tank in Norway, Apr 1940German naval photographer in Denmark, Apr 1940German Do 24 aircraft at Narvik, Norway, Apr 1940; note damaged buildings in background
See all photos dated 20 Apr 1940

20 Apr 1940 Interactive Map

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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