1 Sep 1941
  • Battleships USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, and USS New Mexico, escorted by 2 cruisers and 13 destroyers, were dispatched to patrol the Denmark Strait to protect American merchant shipping. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cruiser Köln began supporting the invasion of Dagö and Ösel islands and disabled Soviet coastal batteries at Cape Ristna. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • All Jews above the age of six in Germany and occupied lands were ordered to wear the yellow Star of David with the word "Jude" inscribed in black within; this was to be effective 19 Sep 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The 9th Company of German Police Battalion 322 participated in the murder of more than 900 Jews from the Minsk area in Byelorussia. On the same day, the Police Regiment South reported shooting 88 Jews, and Battalion 320 reported shooting 380. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Mineichi Koga was named the head of the China Area Fleet of the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was named the commanding officer of the Japanese 2nd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • In China, the American Consul-General at Shanghai, the commander of the Yangtze Patrol, and the commanding officer of the 4th Marine Regiment at Shanghai recommended that all naval forces in China be withdrawn. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Chiaki Matsuda was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Vice Admiral Ikuta Sakamoto was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • Douglas MacArthur mobilized the Filipino military. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • The BI-1 rocket-powered prototype aircraft was ready for unpowered flight at Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1941
Soviet troops in a trench in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Sep 1941; note DP machine gunMachine gunners of Soviet 20th Army on the Dnieper River near Dorogobuzh, Russia, 1 Sep 1941Georgi Zhukov speaking in Moscow, Russia, 1 Sep 1941Soviet soldier teaching civilians how to disarm a un-exploded German incendiary bomb, Sverdlov Square, Moscow, Russia, 1 Sep 1941

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

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