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1939 – WWII: Battle of the River Plate

13 December

The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the first one of Battle of the Atlantic in South American waters. Continue reading “1939 – WWII: Battle of the River Plate”

1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor

7 December

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on the morning of 7 Dec 1941. The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Continue reading “1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor”

1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219

6 November

The Heinkel He 219 Uhu  was a night fighter that served with the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of World War II. Continue reading “1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary

Battle of the Atlantic – October

Convoys are now provided with escorts as far as 19 degrees west (about 300 miles west of Ireland). The Canadian forces provide similar cover in their waters. There are, however, still very few escorts and the cover is not strong. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

1940 – The McCollum memo sets out a plan of action in the Pacific

7 October – On this day

The McCollum memo, also known as the Eight Action Memo was a memorandum, dated on this day in 1940 (more than a year before the Pearl Harbour attack), sent by Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, in his capacity as director of the Office of Naval Intelligence’s Far East Asia section. It gained notoriety when an author suggested it was part of a conspiracy by the Roosevelt Administration to provoke war with Japan. Continue reading “1940 – The McCollum memo sets out a plan of action in the Pacific”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Axis Diplomacy

27 – September

Germany, Italy and Japan sign an agreement promising that each will declare war on any third party which joins the war against one of the three. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Axis Diplomacy”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Indochina

22 September

The Japanese enter Indochina after concluding a long period of negotiation with the Vichy government. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Indochina”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

19-25 September

German attacks continue with minor raids. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

1942 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight

21 September – On this day

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Continue reading “1942 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight”

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