14 Feb 1941
  • Hitler pressured Yugoslavia to join the Tripartite Pact. ww2dbase [The Tripartite Pact | TH]
  • African Commonwealth troops captured the port city of Kismayu, Italian East Africa, with gunfire support from cruisers HMS Shropshire, HMS Hawkins, HMS Ceres, and HMS Capetown. ww2dbase [Invasion of Italian East Africa | CPC]
  • German armed merchant cruiser Atlantis, with a fleet of two prize ships and one supply ship, made rendezvous with German cruiser Admiral Scheer. The ships transferred supplies amongst each other while prize ship tanker Ketty Brøvig refueled Admiral Scheer. ww2dbase [Admiral Scheer | CPC]
  • German submarine U-101 sank British ship Holystone 400 miles west of Ireland at 2257 hours, killing 40. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian submarine Bianchi sank British ship Belcrest west of Ireland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Grayson was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Grayson | CPC]
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
  • The 14th Demi-Brigade de marche de la LĂ©gion Étrangère under the command of Colonel Raoul Magrin-Vernerey landed unopposed at Port Sudan, Sudan. ww2dbase [Invasion of Italian East Africa | Port Sudan | AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • British motor torpedo boat MTB.41 hit a mine and sank in the North Sea, killing 8. ww2dbase [North Sea | CPC]
Italy Japan
  • Food transport ship Irako was launched at the Kawasaki Kobe Shipyard, Japan. ww2dbase [Irako | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
  • The second convoy of German troops arrived at Tripoli, Libya, which included the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and the 39th Anti-Tank Battalion. ww2dbase [Operation Sonnenblume | Tripoli | CPC]
Mediterranean Sea
  • British submarine HMS Rover (Lieutenant Commander H. A. L. Marsham, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian tanker Cesco (6,161-ton) south-east of Capo Rizzuto, Calabria, Italy. The tanker ran ashore, and the tug Salvatore Primo (763-ton) was sent to her assistance and was later joined by the tug Titano (788-ton). In the mean time, torpedo boat Pleiadi sailed to hunt the submarine but made no contact. ww2dbase [HM]
United States US Pacific Islands
  • The rear echelon of the US Marine Corps 3rd Defense Battalion arrived at Midway. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1941
Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura arriving at the White House with his credentials, Washington DC, United States, 14 Feb 1941

14 Feb 1941 Interactive Map

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

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