1941 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 528 of 528

  • Dec 17 Dutch & Australian troops land on Portuguese Timor
  • Dec 17 German submarine U-31 sunk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Dec 17 World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.
  • Dec 18 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • Dec 18 Japanese troops land on Hong Kong
  • Dec 19 German submarine U-574 sinks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Adolf Hitler takes complete command of German Army

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 19 US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II
  • Dec 20 Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon
  • Dec 20 Japanese troops land on Mindanao, Philippines
  • Dec 20 World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
  • Dec 21 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • Dec 22 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
  • Dec 22 Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Dec 22 Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C. for a wartime conference

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

  • Dec 23 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • Dec 23 British troops overrun Benghazi, Libya
  • Dec 23 Japan begins assault on Rangoon, Burma

Battle of InterestAttack on Pearl Harbor

Dec 24 First ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
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  • Dec 25 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
  • Dec 25 Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan
  • Dec 26 Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"
  • Dec 27 Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"
  • Dec 28 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia and Moravia
  • Dec 30 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
  • Dec 30 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
  • Dec 31 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young

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