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26 Oct 1941
  • General Fedyuninsky was transferred from Leningrad, Russia to lead the Soviet 54th Army at Tikhvin about 120 kilometers to the east. The relieved commanding officer of the Soviet 54th Army, General Mikhail Khozin, who had previously served in Leningrad in 1938, was assigned to direct the defenses there. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | CPC]
  • German submarine U-83 attacked Allied convoy HG-75 in the central Atlantic at 0354 hours and damaged British fighter catapult ship HMS Ariguani with a torpedo, killing 2. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Tetrach departed Malta for Gibraltar. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Karl von Le Suire was awarded the Order of the Cross of Liberty 1st Class with Swords. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Eagle arrived off Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Eagle | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Oct 1941
A sergeant from the British Fife and Forfar Yeomanry showing two female factory workers the turret of a Covenanter tank, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, 26 Oct 1941

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