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13 May 1939

China
  • American destroyer USS Bulmer arrived at Gulangyu island, an international settlement off Xiamen, China in response to the arrival of a Japanese Special Naval Landing Force detachment nearby. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Mongolian cavalry forces occupied the area near Nomonhan, Mongolia Area, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell began a period of leave in China. In the following two months he would visit various locales in French Indochina; Siam; British Malaya; Java, Dutch East Indies; and the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Netherlands
  • Queen Wilhelmina departed the Netherlands at 1200 hours aboard HMS Hereward, arriving in England, United Kingdom later on the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event]
  • The Dutch government departed the Netherlands at 1720 hours aboard HMS Windsor, arriving in England, United Kingdom later on the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article]

13 May 1939 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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