Diary September 4, 1939

Polish medium bomber P-37 Los
Picture of this day: just now the crews of the Polish medium bombers P-37 Los get permissions to raid enemy targets.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, September 4, 1939:

Air War

Poland: Me 109 s destroy 11 Polish fighters and 3 bombers in battle over Lodz.
Germany: 29 RAF Blenheims and Wellingtons (7 lost) make daylight raids on German Fleet at Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbüttel (Kiel Canal). Cruiser Emden damaged by wreckage of shot-down Blenheim bomber. Pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer hit by dud bomb.

Sea War

Hitler forbids attacks on Allied passenger ships. Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels accuses Churchill of complicity in sinking of Athenia at the day before to create anti-German feeling in USA.
First troops of BEF (British Expeditionary Force) land from destroyers at Cherbourg.

Western Front

Skirmishing in ‘No­man’s Land’ between Maginot Line and Siegfried Line.

Home Fronts

Britain: Chamberlain broadcasts to Germany, in German language, explaining Britain’s stand and denouncing Nazi regime.


Japan: The government declares not to intervene in European War.

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