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9 Sep 1941
  • Dutch submarine O.24 sank Italian ship Italo Balbo 2 miles east of Corsica, France. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British carrier HMS Ark Royal launched 14 Hurricane fighters to reinforce Malta. ww2dbase [Ark Royal | CPC]
  • German submarine U-81 sank British ship Empire Springbuck 50 miles east of Greenland at 0655 hours, killing all 42 on board. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German cruiser Admiral Scheer was ordered to sail from Oslo, Norway for Swinemünde, Germany (now Swinoujscie, Poland). ww2dbase [Admiral Scheer | CPC]
  • General Nicolae Ciuperca was replaced by Lieutenant General Iosif Iacobici as the commanding officer of the Romanian 4th Army. ww2dbase [Siege of Odessa | CPC]
  • The Iranian Government accepted the Soviet and British terms, which included the closure of Axis legations and the surrender of German nationals. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Comandante Cappellini sighted fellow Italian submarine Maggiore Baracca in the Atlantic Ocean at 0610 hours; the officers aboard the Italian submarine chose not to open communications as they were closed to the Azores and did not wish to reveal their presence in the region. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | Maggiore Baracca | CPC]
  • Vojtech Tuka, with the guidance of German SS-Hauptstrumführer Dieter Wisliceny, enacted the Ordinance Judenkodex which required Slovakian Jews to wear the yellow Stars of David, annulled all debts owed to Jews, confiscated Jewish property, and deported all Jews from the capital Bratislava. ww2dbase [Vojtech Tuka | CPC]
Hawaii Libya
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille shot down a Hurricane fighter over the Bay of Sollum in the morning, his 15th kill. In the afternoon, on another mission, he shot down another Hurricane fighter, the 16th kill, while escorting Stuka dive bombers toward Bardia, Libya. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Georges Boris, the Free French liaison with the BBC, spoke on air and made his first direct call for the French to take action, urging the French people consider the struggle as one that would choose between slavery and freedom for the future of France. ww2dbase [CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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