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10 Nov 1941
  • American destroyer Ericsson, escorting convoy HX 157, depth charged sound contact. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Navy Asiatic Fleet issued orders to withdraw Yangtze River river gunboats and US Marines from China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Operation Flipper was launched, with submarines HMS Torbay and HMS Talisman, with commandos aboard, to be delivered behind enemy lines in Libya. ww2dbase [Operation Crusader | CPC]
  • Walther von Brauchitsch suffered a heart attack. ww2dbase [Walther von Brauchitsch | CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Proteus sank German ship Ithaka off the island of Milos, Greece. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Greek submarine Glaukos damaged German ship Norburg north of Crete, Greece. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • American warships including carrier USS Ranger began to escort a troop convoy with more than 20,000 soldiers from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for Britain; the troop ships were US Navy ships as well. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
  • USS Ranger served as flagship of a convoy escort group that departed Halifax, Nova Scotia bound for Great Britain. ww2dbase [Ranger | United States Neutrality Patrol | Halifax, Nova Scotia | DS]
  • Alpo Marttinen was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. ww2dbase [Alpo Marttinen | CPC]
  • The Operation Perpetual convoy, escorted by battleship HMS Malaya, cruiser HMS Hermione, and seven destroyers, departed from Gibraltar. At the center of the convoy, British carriers HMS Ark Royal and HMS Argus were tasked with delivering 37 Hurricane fighters for Malta. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | CPC]
  • The Italian "San Marco" naval infantry regiment formed a 3rd battalion by drawing three companies from the two existing battalions. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German General Erich von Manstein launched a major assault against Sevastopol, Russia with 50th Infantry Division, followed by the 132nd Infantry Division on the next day. On the Soviet side, Vice Admiral F. S. Oktyabrsky (with Major General I. A. Petrov as his deputy) mobilized 52,000 men, of whom 21,000 were sailors, together with 170 guns (some were in modern steel and concrete emplacements), for the defence of Sevastopol. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
United States
  • The keel of submarine Tunny was laid down at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Tunny | Mare Island Navy Yard | Vallejo, California | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt ordered protection for dams, power plants, and other important infrastructure sites. In the evening, he had dinner with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Washington | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1941
Long Island, probably off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 10 Nov 1941; note seven SOC-3A and one F2A aircraft on deckVertical aerial photograph of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Nov 1941; note Battleship Row on top, USS Lexington at bottom, and PBY aircraft at upper rightW. N. Simons and Robert F. Cooke, honorary keel layers of submarine Tunny, posing with the sign at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1941

10 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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