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28 Oct 1939

Atlantic Ocean
  • German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee received fuel from and transferred British prisoners to tanker Altmark near Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Pollack arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Oct 1939
German He 111 medium bomber after crash landing near Humbie, Scotland, United Kingdom, 28 Oct 1939. This bomber was on a reconnaissance mission when it was shot down by British fighters.

28 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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