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11 Sep 1941
  • Konstantin Rokossovsky was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • King Leopold III of Belgium, whilst a prisoner of the Germans, secretly married London-born Lilian Baels. As this had no validity under Belgian law a second ceremony was conducted on 6 Dec 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • US President Roosevelt announced that American warships will attack German and Italian submarines on sight during his "fireside chat" radio address, equating the attacks to piracy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German artillery bombarded Leningrad, Russia throughout the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarines U-82, U-202, U-207, U-432, and U-433 attacked Allied convoy SC-42, sinking seven merchant ships 100 miles east of Greenland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British destroyers HMS Leamington and HMS Veteran sank German submarines U-207, killing all 41 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Thunderbolt sank German ship Livorno 65 miles southwest of Benghazi, Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]
Libya
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille claimed shooting down a South African Maryland bomber over Libya, but the kill was not confirmed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Roza Shanina took on a job at kindergarten No. 2 in Arkhangelsk, Russia to help pay for her tuition. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The construction of the Pentagon began in Arlington, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • US Marine Corps 6th Defense Battalion relieved the 3rd Defense Battalion as the garrison force at Midway. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Sep 1941
Major General Edmund Herring, Lieutenant General John Lavarack, Major General Leslie Morshead, and Major General Samuel Burston at the Gezira Sports Club, Cairo, Egypt, 11 Sep 1941

11 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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