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16 Dec 1939

China
  • In China, troops of the Chinese 81st Division captured the city of Kaifeng in Henan Province, while troops of the Chinese 5th Division began to advance toward Kunlun Pass, Guangxi Province in southern China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Vidkun Quisling met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" received the order to relocate from Stuggart, Germany to Jever, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]

16 Dec 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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