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10 Mar 1941
  • The German 5th Panzer Regiment arrived in North Africa. ww2dbase [Operation Sonnenblume | CPC]
  • French diplomat Gaston Henry-Haye was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in the United States. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-552 sank Icelandic trawler Reykjaborg with surface weapons 460 miles southeast of Iceland at midnight, killing 12. Of the 3 survivors, 1 of them would die before being rescued by British corvette HMS Pimpernel four days later. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS H.28 was damaged during a collision with a freighter in the Irish Sea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Unique sank Italian ship Fenicia 100 miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German bombers attacked Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom overnight, killing 10 people on shore, sinking minesweeping trawler HMT Revello (killing 1) and damaging destroyer HMS Sherwood, destroyer HMS Witherington, destroyer HMS Tynedale, training ship HMS Marshal Soult, and 4 minesweeping trawlers. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | CPC]
  • Nikolai Voznesensky stepped down as the Chairman of the State Planning Committee of the Soviet Union and took the new role as the First Deputy Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Nikolai Voznesensky | CPC]
  • Maksim Saburov became the Chairman of State Planning Committee of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Maksim Saburov | CPC]
  • The newly worked-up aircraft carrier, HMS Formidable, passed through the Suez Canal to join Admiral Andrew Cunningham's Mediterranean fleet at Alexandria, Egypt, which has been without an armoured carrier since HMS Illustrious had been withdrawn as a result of the serious damage it had suffered from enemy dive-bombers in January 1941. ww2dbase [Formidable | AC]
Ethiopia Germany
  • The 5,972-ton German steam merchant Widar was mined in the Ems Estuary near the Island of Borkum off the German coast. ww2dbase [Weser-Ems | HM]
United Kingdom
  • The 708-ton British armed steamship Sparta, while steaming from Blyth to Southampton in England, United Kingdom with a cargo of coal was sunk by a mine, ten miles off Dungeness, Sussex, England; nine of the crew lost. Nearby, the 700-ton British cargo ship Corinia, built in 1928 and owned by Northwest Shipping Co. Ltd., also struck a mine while sailing from Blyth to Cowes; the ship broke in two and 14 crew lost their lives. ww2dbase [England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1941
Cruiser Mk IV tanks parading through Alton, Hampshire county, England, United Kingdom, 10 Mar 1941

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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