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3 Aug 1941
  • The battle at Roslavl in Russia ended with 38,000 encircled Soviet soldiers being taken prisoner. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
  • Lieutenant Robert Everett RNVR of British No. 804 Squadron Fleet Air Arm became the first pilot launched from a CAM ship (HMS Maplin) to shoot down a German Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft which had sighted the Atlantic convoy SL81 en route from Sierre Leone, British West Africa. ww2dbase [AC]
  • 21 British Maryland bombers attacked Axis positions at Tobruk, Libya while fighters swept nearby airfields. ww2dbase [CPC]
Ukraine
  • General Nicolae Ciuperca's Romanian 4th Army crossed the Dniester River in Ukraine. ww2dbase [Siege of Odessa | CPC]

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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