13 September 1940

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North Africa

Italians advance into Egypt, occupying Sollum

War in the Air

The first service test Bell YP-39 Airacobra makes its maiden flight.

Bell receives an order for 254 P-39Fs Airacobras, using a new Aeroproducts propeller. Previous P-39s used a Curtiss Electric propeller, but increased production of military aircraft has left that propeller in short supply.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 13 September 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_09_13.html
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