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13 Oct 1941
  • German troops captured Kalinin (now Tver) and Rzhev northwest of Moscow, Russia; the Soviet 30th Army was encircled and wiped out at Rzhev. West of the Soviet capital, Soviet 18th and 19th Tank Brigades fell back from Gzhatsk (now Gagarin) toward Mozhaysk 30 kilometers closer to Moscow where the new main defensive line was being constructed. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • A production order was placed for the improved Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fighter. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • General Fedyuninsky was ordered to plan a breakout from Leningrad, Russia by attacking the area south of Lake Ladoga, which was to take place by 20 Oct 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Kreipe was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross medal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Johannes Hähle turned in 7 photos with the title "Umfassungsschlacht ostw. Kiew" to his superiors. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy PQ-2 departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was promoted to the rank of commander, retroactively effective 1 Apr 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1941
Shipyard Repair Basins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Oct 13, 1941.Southeast Loch of Peal Harbor Naval Base, Oahu, Hawaii, Oct 13 1941. The Submarine Base finger piers (right), Supply Depot (center), last 2 berths of Battleship Row (upper left), and East Loch anchorage (upper right).Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base with the supply depot on the Kuahua Peninsula in upper center, 13 Oct 1941. Note the building in the lower left with a roof painted to resemble two smaller buildings.

13 Oct 1941 Interactive Map

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




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