Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About

World War II Database

29 Apr 1941
  • Allied resistance on mainland Greece ended at 0530 hours when 8,000 British, New Zealand, Australian, Greek, and Yugoslavian troops surrendered at Kalamata, Greece. On the same day, British intelligence picked up positive information about the German invasion of Crete; in response, most British troopships at Suda Bay in Crete were dispatched to Alexandria, Egypt to prevent being attacked by German aircraft. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | TH]
  • Charles Lindbergh resigned from the US Army reserves. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Overnight, German bombers attacked Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, damaging cruiser HMS Trinidad and sinking auxiliary patrol vessel Pessac. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | CPC]
  • German bombers attacked Allied defenses at Tobruk, Libya as well as its harbor, sinking HMS Chakla. ww2dbase [Siege of Tobruk | CPC]
  • Indian 20th Infantry Brigade arrived at Basra, Iraq from Bombay, India. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | CPC]
  • In Algiers, Algeria, during a tour of North Africa, the head of Commissariat gĂ©nĂ©ral de l’éducation gĂ©nĂ©rale et aux sports (CGEGS) Jean Borotra unveiled a new oath for Vichy French and colonial athletes. ww2dbase [Algiers | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German submarine U-75 hit British passenger liner City of Nagpur 500 miles west of Ireland with 4 torpedoes between 0230 and 0600 hours, ultimately sinking her and killing 16; 452 survivors were picked up by destroyer HMS Hurricane. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 10 miles off the coast of England, United Kingdom in the North Sea, German motor torpedo boats sank British ship Ambrose Fleming, killing 11. ww2dbase [North Sea | CPC]
France Panama
  • Shen Jinding (Shen Ching-ting), the Chinese ambassador to Panama, was given the concurrent role of ambassador to Honduras. He would remain in Panama City and would never set up an embassy in Honduras. ww2dbase [Panama City | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British Admiralty issued a request for six C-3 Liberty hulls to be converted to fighter aircraft carriers. Five of these (HMS Archer, Avenger, Biter, Dasher and Tracker) would enter service in 1943 equipped with Martlet and Swordfish aircraft. ww2dbase [AC]

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

Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB
Famous WW2 Quote
"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!