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26 Sep 1941
  • German battleship Tirpitz sailed with other warships to patrol off of the Aaland Islands in the Baltic Sea to prevent Soviet naval maneuvers. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • General de Gaulle's Free French government signed an alliance with the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Soviet troops in Kiev, Ukraine were beginning to run out of food and ammunition. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | CPC]
  • German submarines U-124 and U-203 attacked Allied convoy HG-73 500 miles north of the Azores islands and sank 6 merchant ships; HMS Larkspur counterattacked U-203 with depth charges but caused no damage. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Tetrarch sank Italian ship Citta Di Bastia off Greece; the Italian ship was en route from Piraeus to Crete. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minelaying cruiser HMS Latona and destroyers HMS Jackal, HMS Kimberley, and HMS Hasty departed Alexandria, Egypt with troops and supplies for the besieged Tobruk, Libya; they would set sail to return to Alexandria overnight, arriving in the following day. ww2dbase [Siege of Tobruk | CPC]
  • ShCh-320 fired a torpedo at a merchant ship north of Danzig Bay; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [ShCh-320 | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci heard guns being fired in the Atlantic Ocean between 0032 and 0250 hours, assuming to be an Allied convoy under attack. She was not able to locate the source of the fighting. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
  • Morosini sighted a bomber in the Atlantic Ocean at 2050 hours; she submerged to avoid detection. ww2dbase [Morosini | CPC]
  • Emden provided naval gunfire support for ground troops fighting on the Sõrve Peninsula on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. ww2dbase [Emden | Saaremaa | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka was named the commanding officer of 2nd Destroyer Squadron; he broke his flag aboard light cruiser Jintsu. ww2dbase [Raizo Tanaka | CPC]

26 Sep 1941 Interactive Map

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