The USSR expressed its opposition to an alliance of Scandinavian countries.
German bombers attacked a neutral convoy in the North Sea. U-19 sank two more unescorted Danish steamers in the Moray Firth, Scotland. (SS Viking and SS Bothal). U-22 sailed from Wilhelmshaven and thereafter failed to respond to orders. She was never heard of again.
HMS Fortune sank U-44 off Narvik, Norway. British bombers sank the German minesweeper Sperrbrecher 12 off the coast of Holland.
The entire French cabinet resigned. Although Prime Minister Daladier won a vote of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies 239-1, there were so many abstentions among the 551 members that he recognized the vote as a defeat.
Sumner Welles ended his diplomatic tour of Europe and boarded a ship heading back to the United States.
Game day 202. Japan
Japan prepares to launch a major offensive in Kwangtung.
Two transports docked at Kyoto and embarked 4 infantry battalions. At Okinawa 12 Infantry battalions were deployed. 8 of these were embarked on the 4 transport ships in port and the rest remained to garrison the island. 6 fighter squadrons were deployed on the Japanese mainland.
The 6 submarines in the Philippine Sea were redeployed to protect the troop transports at Okinawa. 6 Battleships sailed from Osaka to Okinawa to escort the troopships and assist in a potentially opposed landing in Kwangtung.
The 4 fighter squadrons in the south of Korea attacked the 5 Chinese armoured battalions west of Shanghai. The Japanese air force lost 1 squadron to no effect.