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29 Jul 1941
  • Marshal Georgy Zhukov resigned as Chief of Staff of the Soviet forces. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | TH]
  • Orion sank the ship Chaucer by gunfire in the South Atlantic. The entire crew of 48 was rescued by Orion. ww2dbase [Orion | CPC]
  • British merchant seaman David Hay was awarded an Albert Medal for his daring rescue of a fellow sailor from shark infested waters during the journey between Liverpool, England, United Kingdom and Takoradi, British Gold Coast. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Rochefort reported to US Navy Admiral Husband Kimmel that the Japanese fleet detected outside of Japanese home waters were heading back to Japan, thus there was no immediate threat of an aggressive Japanese response to Franklin Roosevelt's decision to freeze Japanese assets. ww2dbase [Attack on Pearl Harbor | Detailed Timetable | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Jul 1941
TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber of Torpedo Squadron 6 in flight over carrier Enterprise in landing pattern, as indicated by the down arrestor hook and wheel, 29 Jul 1941Aerial view of Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii, Jul 29, 1941. The lines painted on the runway were to approximate a carrier’s flight deck.

29 Jul 1941 Interactive Map

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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939