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7 Nov 1941
  • Japanese Navy conducted a carrier exercise. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Three American destroyers escorting Atlantic convoy ON 30 made depth charge attacks on sound contact. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet hospital ship Armenia departed Yalta, Ukraine at 0800 hours with 7,000 civilians and wounded troops aboard, against orders forbidding sailing during daylight hours. At 1129 hours, despite the red cross marking, she was attacked and sunk by a He 111 bomber of German KG26. Only 8 people survived. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British merchant ship Nottingham, on her maiden voyage, spotted German submarine U-74 in the North Atlantic and attempted to ram her. At 2234 hours U-74 counterattacked, sinking Nottingham. All 62 aboard escaped in lifeboats, but they were never seen again. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Heinz Guderian noted in his diary that his troops were beginning to suffer severe frostbite in Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • After dark, 160 British RAF bombers attacked Berlin, Germany. 20 bombers were shot down. The Germans reported minimal damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Emden arrived at Gotenhafen (Polish: Gdynia), occupied Poland and disembarked Grand Admiral Erich Raeder. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin made a speech during the October Revolution anniversary celebration predicting that even though German troops were less than 100 miles from Moscow, they were facing disaster. Meanwhile, in Berlin, the German Army High Command (OKH) was determined to continue the advance on Moscow in spite of up to 80 Soviet Army divisions in front of them. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 7 Nov 1941
A parade of Soviet tanks, Moscow, Russia, 7 Nov 1941KV-1 tank on a street in Moscow, Russia, 7 Nov 1941Soviet military parade at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 7 Nov 1941Parade in Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 7 Nov 1941

7 Nov 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935