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24 Oct 1941
  • German troops captured Belgorod, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German troops captured Kharkov, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Elements of the German 4th Panzer Division moved from Mtsensk, Russia northward toward Moscow, reaching Chern 20 kilometers away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Romanian troops massacred Ukranian civilians in the village of Dalnik near Odessa, setting fire to warehouses full of people. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarines U-563 attacked Allied convoy HG-75 300 miles west of Gibraltar at 0038 hours, damaging British destroyer HMS Cossack with a torpedo; 159 were killed, 60 survived. At 0636 hours, U-564 joined in on the attack, sinking British ships Carsbreck, Ariosto, and Alhama; 30 were killed, 96 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minesweeping trawlers HMS Lucienne Jeanne and HMT Emilion struck naval mines and sank in the Thames Estuary in southern England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 50 communists were executed by the Germans at Camp Souge, France in retaliation for the killing of German occupation administrator Hans-Gottfried Reimers three days prior. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After sundown, British minelaying cruiser HMS Abdiel and destroyers HMS Kandahar, HMS Kingston, and HMS Griffin departed Alexandria, Egypt with troops and supplies for Tobruk, Libya, returning with troops of Australian 9th Division early in the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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  • Franklin Roosevelt hosted Princess Märtha of Sweden (Crown Princess of Norway) at his home in Hyde Park, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1941
Germans entering Kharkov, Ukraine, late Oct 1941View of Kharkov, Ukraine, late Oct 1941

24 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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