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8 Aug 1941
  • The construction for trawler Anticosti was ordered. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yugoslavia was dissolved, with Italy annexing large areas. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Army aircraft and troops embarked for Iceland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Romanian General Staff issued Directive No. 31 calling for the capture of Odessa and the defeat of Soviet forces between the Dniester River and the Tiligulskiy Estuary in Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet destroyer Valerian Kuibyshev made rendezvous with British submarine HMS Tigris off northern Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • During the night, the first Soviet air attack was made on Berlin, Germany by naval Ilyushin Il-4 twin-engine bombers. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Alexander Löhr was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht daily radio report. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Joseph Stalin ordered the formation of eight Guards mortar regiments directly under the control of the Stavka to operate Katyusha rocket launchers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Ukraine
  • The 6th and 12th Soviet Armies in the Uman Pocket in Ukraine were wiped out by German troops; over 100,000 Soviet prisoners were taken. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 1941
British cruiser Dorsetshire at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 8 Aug 1941

8 Aug 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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