14 May 1941
  • Battleship Bismarck and light cruiser Leipzig conducted exercises; the port side crane was damaged during the exercises. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Victorious was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Battleship Bismarck and light cruiser Leipzig conducted exercises. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British RAF formed No. 121 Squadron, also known as the second Eagle Squadron. It was consisted of American volunteers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Romania passed laws which required all adult Jews to become forced laborers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Axis aircraft attempted to locate British troop concentrations near the Libyan-Egyptian border as a British offensive was suspected; none were found. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A British Blenheim bomber flying reconnaissance over Syria spotted a German Ju 90 transport aircraft at the Vichy French airfield at Palmyra. The British government gave permission to attack, and RAF fighter soon attacked the airfield, damaging two He 111 bombers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British cruiser HMS Dido departed Suda Bay, Crete, Greece and headed for Alexandria, Egypt with 7,000,000 worth of Greek gold aboard. She was escorted by destroyers HMS Stuart, HMS Vendetta, HMS Janus, and HMS Isis. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German armed merchant cruiser Atlantis sank British ship Rabaul with shellfire 500 miles west of South Africa; 7 were killed, 51 were captured. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Lord Gort was appointed the Governor of Gibraltar. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • 3,600 French Jews in Paris, France were arrested. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan

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

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