1939
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the National Defense Act, which authorizes a $300 million budget and 6,000 airplanes for the Army Air Corps and increases AAC personnel to 3,203 officers and 45,000 enlisted personnel.
1940
Hallifax writes in his diary that Mussolini is “more bark than bite.”
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1939
The first barricades are erected around the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland.

1940
Greece repels the Italian invasion and invades Albania, an Italian colony. Nazi attacks on Coventry. Romania enters the war with the Axis powers.
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1938
German troops occupy the Sudetanland.
1940
Night-time raids throughout London and Manchester and fifteen airfields attacked. Germans postpone Operation Sea Lion until Spring of 1941. Jews are formally banned from public service, industry, the media and positions of authority in Vichy, France.
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1940
Poland surrenders to Germany.
1941
The first Moscow Conference of World War II, involving, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union, is held. Averell Herriman, representing the U.S. and Lord Beaverbrook, representing the U.K., met with Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, to give assurances that both the U.S. and the U.K. would aid and support the Soviet Union in the common fight against Nazi Germany.
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“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” -Ulysses S. Grant War is an unstoppable terror. There is no way to stop or avoid it. We can only face and end…

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“And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot’s own.” ― Richard Bach To fly is to be free. To fly is to be in control. To fly is to be at…

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“No one can stop you from getting to heaven, not even the sky.” -Anonymous In life, we face different kinds of battles; battles against ourselves, battles against others and battles against nations. In war, our soldiers also face different kinds of challenges. Our soldiers bravely fight in war for all of us. They fight endless…

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“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie When you look at the sky, what can you see? When you see birds fly, what comes to your mind? When you feel the wind, what do you feel inside?…

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