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5 Jul 1939 China
  • Georgy Zhukov's counterattack forced the northern prong of the Japanese offensive to retreat across river Khalkhin Gol in Mongolia Area of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
United States
  • The keel of the battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) was laid down at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jul 1939
Carrier Hiryu shortly after commissioning at Yokosuka, Japan, 5 Jul 1939

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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Thomas Dodd, late 1945