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5 Jul 1941
  • British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden officially ruled out any chance of negotiations with Germany. ww2dbase [Anthony Eden | TH]
  • 63 British Wellington bombers attacked M√ľnster, Germany at between about 0050 hours and 0250 hours local time with 396 500-pound bombs, 50 250-pound bombs, and almost 6,000 4-pound incendiary bombs. The railway station was the intended main target. German authorities at M√ľnster estimated 240 high explosive bombs and 3,000 incendiary bombs were dropped. 21 were killed and several fires were started. It was the first time M√ľnster was subjected to large scale bombing. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • British troopship HMT Anselm, carrying RAF peronnel to Africa, was tropedoed in the Atlantic Ocean. RAF Volunteer Reserve Herbert Cecil Pugh would later be awarded a posthumous George Cross in 1947 for tending to the wounded, helping with life rafts, and finally asking to be lowered into the flooding hold to be with his comrades who could not escape. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci sighted another vessel in the mist in the Atlantic Ocean at 2010 hours. At 2049 hours, she closed in and observed two illuminated vessels. Determining them not to be Allied ships, she broke off her persuit. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
  • Maggiore Baracca sighted a Spanish tanker and then a Portuguese passenger ship in the Atlantic Ocean at 1620 hours. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | CPC]
  • Comandante Cappellini sighted fellow Italian submarine Morosini in the Atlantic Ocean at 1214 hours; some information was exchanged via megaphone. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | Morosini | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Hidehiko Ukita succeeded Vice Admiral Teruhisa Komatsu as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
French Syria and Lebanon Greece
  • British submarine HMS Torbay sank Italian submarine Jantina by torpedo in the Aegean Sea south of the island of Mykonos, Greece. ww2dbase [Jantina | Mykonos | CPC]
  • The Soviet Special Group (later 4th NKVD Directorate) was formed, initially with 5,000 members, with the goal of terrorizing the enemy rear areas. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German 6th Army broke through near Lvov, Ukraine, while German 1st Panzer Group drove toward Zhitomir and Berdichev, Ukraine. On the same day, Romanian 3rd Army captured Chernivtsi, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jul 1941
HMS Repulse off Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, 5 Jul 1941

5 Jul 1941 Interactive Map

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