1939 in aviation

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Years in aviation: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
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Years: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1939:

Events

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September

October

  • October 6 – The Polish campaign ends as Germany and the Soviet Union gain effective control over all of Poland. During the campaign, the Luftwaffe has lost 285 aircraft – 79 fighters, 78 bombers, 31 dive bombers, and 97 other aircraft – destroyed; 279 aircraft damaged; and 413 aircrew killed and 126 wounded.[36] Poland has lost 333 aircraft.
  • October 8 – The Royal Air Force scores its first aerial victory of World War II when a Lockheed Hudson shoots down a German Dornier Do 18 over Jutland.
  • October 16 – The Luftwaffe attacks its first British targets, Royal Navy warships in the Firth of Forth.

November

December

First flights

January

March

April

May

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November

December

Entered service

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March

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December

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