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8 Oct 1941

  • Shokaku arrived at Kure, Japan and joined new sister ship Zuikaku for the first time. She moved around in Kure, Oita, Saeki area in the remainder of the month. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • British RAF airmen in Murmansk and Arkhangel areas in northern Russia began to hand over their aircraft and related equipment to their Soviet counterparts. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German Panzergruppe 1 reached Berdyansk and Mariupol in Ukraine in an attempt to reinforce the German 11th Army against Soviet 9th and 18th Armies. Across many sectors of the Eastern Front of the European War, heavy rain set in, resulting in mud that crippled the German Panzers' mobility and held up supplies. ww2dbase [CPC, AC]

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