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9 Oct 1941
  • Hitler publicly announced that the war against the Soviet Union is all but over. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Georg von Bismarck was named the commanding officer of the 20th Panzer Division. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | CPC]
  • The keel of trawler Anticosti was laid down. ww2dbase [Anticosti | CPC]
  • The Jager Report (issued on 1 Dec 1941) noted that 1,169 adult male, 1,840 adult female, and 717 children, all Jews, were killed in Svenciany, Lithuania for a total of 3,726 people. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • A trade agreement was signed between Turkey and Germany under which the latter would get no deliveries of chrome until 1943. ww2dbase [AC]
  • No. 601 Squadron RAF mounted a mission with four P-39 Airacobra aircraft, strafing German barges near Dunkerque, France. This was to be the final Airacobra mission with the RAF. ww2dbase [P-39 Airacobra | Dunkerque, Nord-Pas-de-Calais | CPC]
  • Luigi Longanesi Cattani was named the commanding officer of Leonardo da Vinci, relieving Ferdinando Calda. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
  • A detachment of Soviet NKVD troops prevented a company of German Brandenburg 800 Division saboteurs from destroying the Istra Water Reservoir near Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Moscow | CPC]
United Kingdom United States Photo(s) dated 9 Oct 1941
Conscripts of the Soviet Universal Military Training program marching in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941Barrage balloon being transported along Nevsky Prospekt in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941First aid post near the Narva Triumphal Arch in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941Civilians browsing Soviet propaganda, Kazan Cathedral, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941, photo 1 of 2
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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