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7 Sep 1941
  • The German 6.Armee broke through near Konotop, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
  • The autonomous Volga German Republic was formally abolished; all German males were formed into construction brigades working as forced labourers wherever the regime directed them in conditions littler different from the Gulag camps. ww2dbase [AC]
  • German motor torpedo boats S.48, S.49, S.50, S.52, and S.107 attacked an Allie convoy off the coast of Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, sinking British ship Duncarron (9 killed) and Norwegian ship Eikhaug (15 killed, 4 survived). ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Thunderbolt attacked an Axis convoy and sank Italian ship Sirena 50 miles west of Benghazi, Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • British Albacore aircraft from HMS Victorious searched for German shipping off Tromsø, Norway. ww2dbase [Victorious | Norwegian Sea | CPC]
  • British cruisers HMS Nigeria and HMS Aurora attacked a German convoy in Hammerfjord in northern Norway at 0130 hours, sinking German gunnery ship Bremse; HMS Nigeria was damaged in the bow and was sent back to Britain for repairs. ww2dbase [Bremse | CPC]
  • U-132 departed Tronheim, Norway for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [U-132 | Trondheim, Trøndelag | CPC]
  • HMS Argus delivered Hurricane fighters of No. 81 Squadron RAF and No. 134 Squadron RAF to Vaenga near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Argus | Vaenga, Murmansk | CPC]
United States

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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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