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22 Nov 1941
  • The German 3.Panzerkorps captured Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US Navy issued Task Force Ultrasecret Operation Order 1: warships were to proceed to Hawaiian waters in secrecy, with mission to conduct pre-emptive strikes on any potential threats against Hawaii. ww2dbase [Attack on Pearl Harbor | Detailed Timetable | CPC]
  • Werner Mölders was killed during a landing accident while traveling as a passenger aboard a He 111 aircraft. Hours later, Jagdgeschwader 51 was christened "Mölders" in his honor. ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
  • A Swordfish torpedo bomber of British No. 830 Squadron damaged Italian cruiser Abruzzi at 0038 hours off Sicily, Italy; the aircraft was shot down in the process, with 1 killed and 1 captured. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • As the ice on Lake Ladoga reached 20 centimeters in thickness, 60 trucks made the crossing, aiming to bring back food into Leningrad, Russia on their return trip on the next day. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | CPC]
  • The British Royal Navy dispatched cruisers HMS Devonshire, HMS Dorsetshire, and HMS Dunedin to the South Atlantic to search for the German armed merchant cruiser Atlantis. HMS Devonshire successfully found Atlantis, fueling submarine U-126. While U-126 was able to escape, Atlantis' crew had no choice but to scuttle her. ww2dbase [Atlantis | CPC]
  • British destroyer HMS Sardonyx collided with anti-submarine trawler HMT St. Apollo near the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom. Sardonyx received damage while St. Appollo would sink. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied convoy PQ-3 crossed the Arctic Circle west of Norway. Later in the same day, German Stuka dive bombers attacked the convoy without success; two dive bombers were lost during the mission. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • Robert von Greim was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht radio report. ww2dbase [Robert von Greim | CPC]
  • Paul von Kleist was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht daily radio report. ww2dbase [Paul von Kleist | CPC]
  • Akagi arrived at Hitokappu Bay at Etorofu Island, Kuriles Islands as part of the assembling Mobile Force. ww2dbase [Akagi | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Shokaku and the Carrier Division 5 arrived at Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands as part of a last-minute addition to the Carrier Striking Force. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Kaga arrived at Hitokappu Bay, Etorofu Island, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Italian cruiser Cardona arrived at Benghazi, Libya with fuel badly needed by Axis vehicles on the front line; the journey was made without any escorts due to the pressing need. On land, New Zealand and Italian troops engaged in fighting near Sollum, Egypt while the Indian 7th Brigade captured Sidi Omar, Libya. ww2dbase [Operation Crusader | CPC]
  • The personnel of German Luftwaffe III./KG 4 departed Pskov (German: Pleskau), Russia by rail for a period of rest in Fassberg, Germany. The group's aircraft were reassigned to I./KG 4 for continued use against Soviet positions in the Leningrad area. ww2dbase [Pskov | CPC]
United States
  • The Japanese embassy in Washington DC, United States was instructed that the proposal submitted by Japanese diplomats two days prior would be the final proposal. The deadline for a successful conclusion was pushed back to 29 Nov 1941, upon which date, should the proposal be rejected, the war plans would be executed. ww2dbase [Washington | CPC]
  • Submarine Growler was launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Electric Boat Company | Growler | Groton, Connecticut | DS]
  • USS R-14 arrived at Key West, Florida, United States. ww2dbase [R-14 | Key West, Florida | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1941
Members of the dance band from the USS Arizona during the Battle of Music semifinal at Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, 22 Nov 1941.Submarine Growler being launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 22 Nov 1941.Growler sponsor Mrs. Lucile L. Ghormley, wife of Vice-Admiral Robert L. Ghormley, and Rear Admiral Charles A. Dunn at the christening and launching of the submarine Growler, Groton, Connecticut, 22 Nov 1941.Tug boats towing the submarine Growler to the fitting out piers after being launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 22 Nov 1941.

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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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