11 Jun 1941
  • German heavy cruiser Lützow departed Kiel, Germany for Norway, escorted by light cruisers Emden and Leipzig and six destroyers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The 15th Punjab Regiment of the Indian 3rd Battalion captured Assab, Eritrea, Italian East Africa, thus securing the Red Sea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-79 sank Norwegian ship Havtor 150 miles west of Iceland at 2051 hours; 6 were killed, 14 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British Submarine HMS Torbay rammed and sank a Greek fishing boat being used as a German troop transport 15 miles south of the island of Lesbos, Greece. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Taku sank German ship Tilly LM Russ in Benghazi Harbor, Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Major General Douglas Wimberley took over command of British 51st Highland Division from Sir Neil Ritchie who moved to a staff appointment in British Eighth Army. ww2dbase [AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • The Brazilian steamer Ozorio rescued the last eleven survivors from the US freighter SS Robin Moor (Captain E. W. Meyers), that had been sunk in the South Atlantic on 21 May by U-69 (Kapitänleutnant Jost Metzler) while carrying contraband aircraft parts. ww2dbase [AC]
Germany
  • After dark, British bombers conducted the first of 20 consecutive nightly raids on the Ruhr and Rhineland industrial areas in Germany. Several German port cities such as Hamburg and Bremen were also hit. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Hawaii
  • USS Arizona departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for Long Beach, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Sir Staffrord Cripps, the British envoy to Moscow, returned to London for consultation, but his departure left a suspicious Joseph Stalin assuming that Winston Churchill (who he distrusted) might be preparing some Byzantine move designed to leave the Soviet Union isolated to face any possible Nazi invasion. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1941
Bantam BRC 40 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle built by Checker Cab Company under contract, 11 Jun 1941

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

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