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15 Nov 1939
  • Repair ship Akashi was assigned to the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Katsuji Hattori was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. The ship was assigned to the newly established Fourth Fleet which was to be based in Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Anticipating Adolf Hitler's wishes, Erich Raeder asked his staff officers to evaluate the possibility of an invasion of Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Koichi Shiozawa was promtoed to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya succeeded Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Isamu Takeda was named Hosogaya's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Tamotsu Takama was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Jews living in Reichsgau Wartheland (former Polish territory, annexed into Germany) began to be deported into the General Government region of former Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Ibo Takahashi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. Rear Admiral Akira Matsuzaki was named his Chief of Staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka stepped down as the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Squalus was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1939
Italian battleship Impero being preparing for launching, Genoa, Italy, 15 Nov 1939The Launching of Italian battleship Impero, Genoa, Italy, 15 Nov 1939

15 Nov 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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