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World War Two Daily

Chronological Listing of entries in World War II Daily.

This site is under construction and, to be truthful, probably will be throughout its existence. Even after I have all the dates covered that I consider important to the war, I will still be adding and subtracting and elaborating and in general tinkering with what is on certain pages. Since I am not always adding pages in chronological order, below is a handy chronological listing of all dates covered to date for convenience. Just click on the date to go there.

For technical reasons (size), the posts below are split between two sites, with the split occurring in late March 1942. So, most of the links below will take you to my other site. However, they are uniform and this site is in every respect just a continuation site.

Note that this is not a "complete" listing because I haven't completed all the dates yet. They will show up here when I've done them.

I realize that one can rightfully claim that World War II actually began in 1937, or even 1931, but it did not have the makings of a global conflict at those times. That began with the German invasion of Poland. Thus, we stick with the traditional 1 September 1939 - 2 September 1945 time frame, though with plenty of excursions outside it where appropriate.


8-9 November 1923: Beer Hall Putsch

December 20, 1924: Hitler Leaves Prison

September 18, 1931: Geli Raubal Commits Suicide

November 8, 1932: Roosevelt is Elected

30 January 1933: Hitler Takes Office
February 27, 1933: Reichstag Fire
March 23, 1933: The Enabling Act

June 20, 1934: Hitler Plans the Night of the Long Knives
June 30, 1934: Night of the Long Knives

August 1, 1936: Opening of the Berlin Olympics

September 30, 1938: The Munich Agreement
November 9, 1938: Kristallnacht

August 1, 1939: Flight Tests of B-17 Flying Fortress
August 2, 1939: Einstein and the Atom Bomb
August 7, 1939: Goering Tries to Broker Peace
August 9, 1939: Goering's Fateful Vow
August 14, 1939: Hitler Decides To Attack Poland
August 15, 1939: U-Boats Put To Sea
August 16, 1939: Incident at Danzig
August 20, 1939: Battle of Khalkhin Gol
August 22, 1939: Hitler Tips His Hand
August 23, 1939: Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact
August 25, 1939: Hitler Postpones Invasion of Poland
August 27, 1939: First Jet Flight
August 31, 1939: The Gleiwitz Operation


September 1939

September 1, 1939: Invasion of Poland
September 2, 1939: Danzig Annexed
September 3, 1939: France, Great Britain Declare War
September 4, 1939: First RAF Raid
September 5, 1939: The US Stays Out
September 6, 1939: Battle of Barking Creek
September 7, 1939: Polish HQ Bugs Out
September 8, 1939: War Crimes in Poland
September 9, 1939: The Empire Strikes Back
September 10, 1939: The Germans Break Out
September 11, 1939: Battle of Kałuszyn
September 12, 1939: The French Chicken Out
September 13, 1939: The Battle of Modlin
September 14, 1939: Germany Captures Gdynia
September 15, 1939: Warsaw Surrounded
September 16, 1939: Battle of Jaworów

More coming soon!



  1. Philippe ParadisJuly 20, 2018 at 11:12 PM

    I hope you will post any update soon... the last month has been boring whitout new post

  2. Thanks for all your posts on WWII from the first till today, and hope will read more in the futur