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7 Jul 1941
  • Stalin replaced top army commanders, putting Marshal Kliment Voroshilov in command of the Northern Front, Marshal Semyon Timoshenko in the Central Front, and Marshal Semyon Budyonny on the Southern Front. On the same day, the German 4.Panzergruppe captured Pskov, Russia as it moved towards Leningrad. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Reversing former statements, Maxim Litvinov broadcasted from Moscow in English that the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom must work together against Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US Marine Corps organized Marine Air Group 1. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • With one of his engines on fire, second pilot Sergeant James Ward tied a rope around himself and climbed out onto the wing of his Wellington bomber to extinguish the flames. Although he was badly burned, the aircraft made it home. The New Zealander is awarded the Victoria Cross but never received the medal, being killed on a raid two months later. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Occupied Yugoslavia was carved up between Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Bulgaria, with Croatia becoming an independent state. ww2dbase [AC]
  • British bombers attacked Münster, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • After sundown, German bombers attacked Southampton, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jürgen Stroop was assigned to the infantry regiment of German 3rd SS Division Totenkopf. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Byelorussia
  • German 20th Panzer Division crossed the Daugava River (Western Dvina), threatening to outflank the Polotsk Fortified Region in Byelorussia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
French Syria and Lebanon
  • Australian troops outflanked French positions at Damour, Lebanon. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Iceland
  • Iceland, coerced by the United Kingdom, allowed the United States to oversee the defense of the island. US 1st Marine Brigade arrived later on the same day and began to relieve the British garrison. ww2dbase [CPC]
Korea
  • General Seishiro Itagaki was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea, relieving Kotaro Nakamura. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The US Marine Corps established the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Quantico, Virgina, United States under Lieutenant Colonel Louis E. Woods. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1941
Poster commemorating the 4th anniversary of the

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

7 Jul 1941 Interactive Map




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