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6 Sep 1939

  • Garland arrived at Alexandria, Egypt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German troops captured the Upper Silesian industrial area in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
South Africa
  • South Africa declared war on Germany after tough Cabinet battle. ww2dbase [TH]
United Kingdom
  • German aircraft attacked Great Britain for the first time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The first Royal Air Force fighter pilot to be killed during the war lost his life when two Hurricane fighters were shot down in error by two Spitfire fighters. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • US Navy's Neutrality Patrol for Atlantic Ocean was formed under Rear Admiral A. W. Johnson, Commander Atlantic Squadron. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]

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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Famous WW2 Quote
"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937