6 Mar 1941
  • Two British convoys departed from Alexandria, Egypt for Greece; the first convoy, consisted of British cruisers HMS York, HMS Bonaventure, and HMS Gloucester departed with troops to reinforce Greece; the second, consisted of freighters Clan Macauley and Cingalese escorted by destroyers, departed with tanks and equipment. At 0715 hours, an empty convoy returning from Greece to Egypt was attacked by Italian submarine Anfitrite east of Crete; Anfitrite was counterattacked and forced to the surface and was scuttled by her own crew. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | CPC]
  • British minesweeping trawler HMT Keryado hit a mine and sank in the English Channel, killing 9. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • New German laws decreed that Polish farm workers were not to complain, were denied from any cultural events, and were forbidden to have sexual intercourse. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
Germany
  • Battleship Bismarck departed Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Bismarck | CPC]
Japan
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Yokohama, Japan with new skipper Captain Toichi Takahata. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | CPC]

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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