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5 Oct 1939
  • HMS Eagle made rendezvous with light cruiser Liverpool. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • In a downed aircraft, Chinese troops discovered General Yasuji Okamura's order calling off the offensive on Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Nearby, Chinese 23rd Division attacked a Japanese Navy anchorage at Yingtian (now Miluo), damaging several vessels. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • US Navy formed the Hawaiian Detachment and based it at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii with the US Navy Scouting Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Latvia
  • Soviet Union forced Latvia to agree to allow Red Navy units to base in her Baltic harbors. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Poland
  • Hitler visited Warsaw, Poland and held a victory parade. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt spoke to Winston Churchill for the first time over the telephone. Roosevelt, who initiated the call, engaged Churchill in a discussion on the German attempt to attack American shipping as an attempt to sabotage British-American relations; such an effort would later found to be a mere rumor. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Oct 1939
Adolf Hitler at a German military parade in Warsaw, Poland, 5 Oct 1939

5 Oct 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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Thomas Dodd, late 1945