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16 Sep 1941
  • 5 PBM Mariner aircraft and 1 PBY Catalina aircraft received radar to help these American aircraft conduct their neutrality patrols. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • The German XXXXI Armeekorps (mot[orized]) successfully cut off the Soviet 8th Army in the Oranienbaum Pocket southwest of Leningrad, Russia after two days of fighting. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-98 sank British ship Jedmoor of Allied convoy SC-42 100 miles northwest of Isle of Lewis, Scotland, United Kingdom at 2316 hours; 31 were killed, 5 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian submarine Smeraldo sank in the Mediterranean Sea to unknown cause, killing all 45 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Without authorization, Hans-Joachim Marseille flew over an Australian airfield in Libya, amidst anti-aircraft fire, to deliver a message that pilot Lieutenant Pat Byers, whom he shot down two days prior, was being treated at a German hospital in Libya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Emden was attacked by Soviet coastal batteries based on the island of Hiiumaa, Estonia as well as four torpedo boats; the Soviets failed to cause any damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Reykjavik, Iceland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Generals Guderian and Kleist's Panzergruppen linked up east of Kiev, Ukraine, encircling 5 Soviet Armies. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • German troops massacred Jews en masse in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Romanian troops captured the heights northwest of Gross-Liebenthal district of Odessa, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Sep 1941
German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in North Africa, 16 Sep 1941, photo 2 of 2German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in North Africa, 16 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2

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