Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945

Menu

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

15th December 1939

WWII Timeline




Events On This Day

British forces off Montevideo joined by the French battleship Dunkerque. The Admiral Graf' Spee was reported to have been given until 1130 hrs on Saturday to leave.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft bombed Luftwaffe seaplanes bases of Borkum, Norderney and Sylt during the night of 14-15 December 1939.

Finns withdrew from Salmijaervi in the Artic after blowing up nickel mines. Russian armies set to be routed north of Lake Ladoga.

Paris announced encounters between advanced units in regions, immediately west of Vosges.

The British Prime Minister went to France to visit the British Expeditionary Force (BEF).

The British trawler, James Ludford hit a mine.

The British tanker, Inverlane was reported to have hit a mine.

The Belgium steamer, Rosa was sunk off the North East coast.

The Norwegian steamer Foeina was sunk after hitting a mine off Scotland.

The British tanker Atheltemlar was damaged by enemy action.

German ships Duesseldorf and Adolf Leonhardt were scuttled by their crews.

Z23 Destroyer
Launched 15 December 1939

Go To: 16th December
Articles:

Gallery

Admiral Graf' Spee

Z23 Destroyer

Leave a Comment

Name:


Email:


Comments:

CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh

Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
News
WWII News articles from around the world
WWII News

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting