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11 Nov 1941
  • I-68 joined the Advance Expeditionary Force for the Pearl Harbor attack; she departed Saeki, Japan for Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [I-68/I-168 | CPC]
  • German government report published on this date noted there were 700,000 Soviet prisoners of war employed as forced laborers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • American Lend-Lease program expanded to include Free France based in Britain. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • American destroyer Edison, en route to escort Atlantic convoy ON 34, depth charged sound contact. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • American destroyer Decatur, escorting Atlantic convoy HX 159, depth charged sound contact off the Grand Banks, Newfoundland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-580 collided with target ship Angelburg and sank 33 miles west of Klaipeda, Lithuania by accident; 12 were killed, 32 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British Hudson aircraft of No. 53 Squadron RAF damaged German submarine U-203 with four depth charges in the Bay of Biscay at 1415 hours. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-561 sank Panamanian ship Meridian at 2335 hours, killing all 26 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After dark, Soviet destroyers Stoiki and Leningrad, minelayer Ural, troop transport Andrei Zhdanov, and three minesweepers departed the island of Gogland (known in Finnish as Suursaari) in the Gulf of Finland for the Hanko Peninsula in southern Finland. After Andrei Zhdanov was sunk by a mine (7 were killed, 66 survived) and Leningrad damaged by a mine, the convoy abandoned its mission to evacuate Soviet troops from Hanko and sailed back to Gogland. ww2dbase [CPC]
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  • Robert Johnson completed aviation cadet training and began his service with the US Army at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ww2dbase [Robert Johnson | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico completed a period of gunnery and navigation training in Casco Bay, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Casco Bay, Maine | CPC]

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