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10 Sep 1941
  • The first B-24 Liberator bombers were en route for Britain. ww2dbase [B-24 Liberator | CPC]
  • Generalleutnant August Krakau succeeded Robert Martinek as the commanding officer of the German 7th Mountain Division. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • HMCS Moosejaw and another Flower-class corvette HMCS Chambly shared the sinking of the German submarine U-501 by depth charges and ramming; 11 German sailors were killed along with 1 Canadian sailor who boarded the sinking submarine; 37 German sailors survived. ww2dbase [AC]
  • German submarines U-81, U-82, U-85, U-432, and U-652 attacked Allied convoy SC-42 100 miles east of Greenland, sinking 6 merchant vessels and damaging 2 more. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-111 sank Dutch merchant ship Marken 300 miles north of Brazil; all 37 aboard survived and were given food by U-111's crew. The survivors would later be rescued by a Spanish ship on 21 Sep 1941. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Thunderbolt sank Italian boat Svam I off Sirte, Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian submarine Topazio sank British ferry Murefte off Haifa, Palestine. 1 was killed; the survivors were picked up by Egyptian ship Talodi. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German Panzergruppe 1 and Panzergruppe 2 completed the crossing of the Dnieper River in southern and northern Ukraine, respectively, and were both heading toward Kiev. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Nishizo Tsukahara was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Navy 11th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Air Vice-Marshal Frederick Hards was made the commanding officer of British Forces Aden, succeeding Ranald Reid. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Scirè departed La Spezia, Italy for Gibraltar with three manned torpedoes on board. ww2dbase [Scirč | CPC]
  • Shokaku became the flagship of Carrier Division 5. She would remain at Yokosuka, Japan for the rest of the month. ww2dbase [Shokaku | CPC]
  • Koichi Shiozawa stepped down as the commanding officer of the Yokosuka Naval District, Japan. ww2dbase [Koichi Shiozawa | CPC]
United States
  • The US 88th Infantry Battalion commenced training to convert to an air-landed role, following in the footsteps of the 550th Battalion which had successfully converted in late 1940. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 1941
Nurses tending to a wounded man after a German bombardment on Leningrad, Russia, 10 Sep 1941Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 10 Sep 1941

10 Sep 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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