05/03 Fri. Greenland asks for United States protection. 05/07 Tue. President orders Pacific Fleet to remain in Hawaiian waters indefinitely. 05/10 Fri. President orders application of Neutrality Act to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. British troops land in Iceland. Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Netherlands and Belgium declare war on Germany. 05/11 Sat. British and French forces land in Curacao and Aruba, Netherlands West Indies. Japanese Foreign Minister demands maintenance of political and economic status quo in Netherlands East Indies. 05/14 Tue. German troops break through French lines at Sedan, France, and move toward English Channel. The Netherlands Army capitulates to Germany. 05/16 Thu. President asks for national defense funds totaling $1,182,000,000; he states that Army and Navy should be equipped with 50,000 aircraft a year. 05/17 Fri. President announces plan for recommissioning 35 more destroyers. 05/21 Tue. German troops reach English Channel at Abbeville, France: Allied armies are encircled. 05/28 Tue. National Defense Advisory Committee is established. Belgium surrenders to Germany.