17 Aug 1941
  • Overnight, British bombers attacked the rail station at Duisburg, Germany. Air crews reported poor visibility due to bad weather. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American ship Longtaker was sunk by a German submarine while delivering supplies to the US military garrison in Iceland. ww2dbase [CPC]
Estonia Japan
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Yokohama, Japan; Captain Toichi Takahata was replaced by Japanese Navy Reserve officer Captain Sakao Kimura. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Ukraine
  • Romanian troops captured the water reservoirs of Odessa, Ukraine with heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt arrived in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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




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