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29 Sep 1941
  • Reinhard Heydrich was named Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [Reinhard Heydrich | CPC]
  • The first Allied convoy for the Arctic departed Hvalfjörður, Iceland (having originated from Scotland, United Kingdom) at 1845 hours with 11 merchant ships escorted by cruiser HMS Suffolk, destroyer HMS Antelope, destroyer HMS Impulsive, and four minesweepers. By the end of the year five other convoys had followed it, landing 120,000 tons of supplies at Murmansk, Russia, including 600 tanks, 800 aircraft and 1,400 motor vehicles. It was somewhat embarrassing to the Germans that, between 29 Sep and 31 Dec 1941, all 55 vessels of these first six convoys reached their destination without loss. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, British Minister of Supply Lord Beaverbrook, and American envoy Harriman met in Moscow, Russia to discuss lend-lease aid to the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Vyacheslav Molotov | CPC]
  • Soviet submarine ShCh-319 attacked German minesweepers M151 and M203 off Liepaja, Latvia and then disappeared; she was presumed lost after striking a naval mine. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler ordered that Leningrad, Russia was to be wiped out by artillery and aerial bombardment. Germany could not and would not feed its population, which was of no use for the future of Germany. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho was relieved the duty of being Carrier Division 3's temporary flagship. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • After sundown, 10 bombers of British No. 102 Squadron were launched from RAF Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for an attack on Stettin, Germany; the anti-aircraft fire was reported to be heavy. Another group of bombers took off to attack Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Stettin, Pommern | CPC]
Iceland Ukraine
  • The German Einsatzgruppen massacred somewhere between 50,000 and 96,000 Ukrainians, 33,771 of whom Jews, at the Babi Yar ravine outside Kiev. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | Kiev | TH]
  • Soviet resistance prevented the Germans from moving from southern Ukraine into the Krym (Crimea) region of Russia. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | CPC]

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