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5 May 1939
  • Polish Foreign Minister Józef Beck spoke to the Polish Parliament, noting that the German-Polish relationship was rapidly deteriorating due to Germany's bullying tactics. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Harry Dimoline was promoted to the rank of colonel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Troops of the Chinese 26th Division broke through to the Xinlong airfield at Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, destroying three Japanese aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Capitaine de vaisseau Rouyer was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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