Day-by-Day Timeline of Events
Monday, September 18th, 1939
The Polish government flees to Romania and is held. A government-in-exile is hastily arranged.
Thursday, September 21st, 1939
Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by elements of the fascist group "Iron Guard".
Wednesday, June 26th, 1940
The Romanian government agrees to allow Soviets into Bessarabia and part of Bukovina.
Monday, October 7th, 1940
German forces cross onto Romanian soil to train the national military as a means to position themselves closer to the vital Ploesti oil fields.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1940
The Romanian government formally allys with the Acis powers.
Saturday, April 12th, 1941
German forces launching from Romania, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria along with an Italian contigent from Albania capture and secure the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade.
Tuesday, September 1st, 1942
Germany Army elements, backed by Romanians cross the Kerch Straits.