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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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • ShCh-320 fired a torpedo at a merchant ship north of Danzig Bay; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Estonia
  • Emden provided naval gunfire support for ground troops fighting on the Sőrve Peninsula on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Raizo Tanaka was named the commanding officer of 2nd Destroyer Squadron; he broke his flag aboard light cruiser Jintsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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