10 Feb 1941
  • The Stirling aircraft made its operational debut as bombers of No. 7 Squadron RAF bombed oil storage facilities at Rotterdam, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Werner Mölders claimed his 56th victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-37 attacked Allied convoy HG-53 600 miles west of Gibraltar at 0633 hours, sinking British ship Brandenburg, killing entire crew of 23 plus 26 of the 27 passengers on board. The passengers were survivors of the ship Courland, which had just been sunken by U-37 on the previous day. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-52 sank British ship Cranford Chine 200 miles west of Ireland at 1435 hours, killing the entire crew of 35. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 222 British aircraft attacked Hannover, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British Prime Minister Churchill ordered General Wavell to prioritize the campaign in Greece over that in North Africa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 1st Punjab Regiment of Indian 3rd Battalion captured Brig's Peak near Keren, Eritrea, Italian East Africa. To the south, British General Cunningham launched Operation Canvas against Italian positions on the Juba River in Italian Somaliland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 6 Whitley bombers of No. 91 Squadron RAF delivered 38 paratroopers of British No. 11 Special Air Service Battalion to the Tragino aqueduct in southern Italy at 2200 hours in what was codenamed Operation Colossus. They were to plant explosives on one of the columns to stop supplies of fresh water to nearby military and civilian centers. ww2dbase [CPC]
Italy
  • The first German convoy, carrying German troops and with one Italian destroyer and three torpedo boats in escort, departed Palermo, Sicily, Italy for Tripoli, Libya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1941
Canadian troops at their Lewis machine gun position overlooking the main highway at Iceland, 10 Feb 1941

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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