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Timeline of Romania in World War 2

Timeline of Romania in World War 2

Romania began the war as a neutral party before joining the Axis powers on November 23, 1940.





There are a total of (6) entries in the Timeline of Romania in World War 2. Entries are listed below by date of occurrence ascending.


1939
Monday
September 18th

The Polish government flees to Romania and is held. A government-in-exile is hastily arranged.

1939
Thursday
September 21st

Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by elements of the fascist group "Iron Guard".

1940
Wednesday
June 26th

The Romanian government agrees to allow Soviets into Bessarabia and part of Bukovina.

1940
Monday
October 7th

German forces cross onto Romanian soil to train the national military as a means to position themselves closer to the vital Ploesti oil fields.

1940
Saturday
November 23rd

The Romanian government formally allys with the Acis powers.

1941
Saturday
April 12th

German forces launching from Romania, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria along with an Italian contigent from Albania capture and secure the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade.