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26 Sep 1939
  • Three Skua aircraft of 803 Naval Air Squadron of HMS Ark Royal were collectively credited with the first confirmed British kill (a Do 18 flying boat) against Germany. ww2dbase [Skua | CPC]
  • Werner Mölders was relieved of his duty as the commanding officer of 1./JG 53 as he was named the commanding officer of III./JG 53. ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
  • A German seaplane shot down a civilian KLM aircraft, killing one. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Former German Army Commander-in-Chief Werner von Fritsch was buried in Berlin, Germany. Neither Adolf Hitler, nor Joachim von Ribbertrop, nor Heinrich Himmler attended the ceremonial state funeral. ww2dbase [Werner von Fritsch | Berlin | AC]
  • Armia Krajowa, or Polish Home Army, was established in Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Warsaw | TH]

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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935

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