9 Mar 1941
  • Minesweeping work completed in the Suez Canal in Egypt, and British Royal Navy commanders gave aircraft carrier HMS Formidable the go ahead to sail through from the Red Sea into the canal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German cruiser Scharnhorst sank Greek ship Marathon 250 miles north of Cape Verde Islands after taking the entire crew prisoner. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Benito Mussolini visited Tiranė, Albania; he announced on radio that he would personally lead a renewed offensive against Greece. On queue, 12 Italian divisions attacked Greek lines through the Trebeshinė heights between Osum and Vjosė Rivers, but the Greek First Army was generally able to hold the lines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British submarines HMS Unique, HMS Upholder, HMS Upright, and HMS Utmost detected an Italian convoy 35 miles off the coast of Tunisia. HMS Utmost made an unsuccessful attack on the armed merchant cruiser Deffenu but was able to sink the freighter Capo Vita. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minesweeping trawler HMT Gulfoss hit a mine and sank in the English Channel 3 miles south of Dungeness, Kent, England, United Kingdom, killing 10. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Vichy France announced that authorization was now needed for Jews to sell or rent a company. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Polish Jews from the city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) began to be deported to the town of Chrzanow in southern Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German aircraft bombed London, England, United Kingdom overnight, damaging Buckingham Palace and destroying the underground nightclub Café De Paris; 80 patrons were killed at the latter. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British RAF Bomber Command was ordered to mount attacks on German submarine bases, construction yards and industries associated with their manufacture. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The British minesweeper HMT Gullfoss (FY710) was sunk by a mine 3.5 miles south-south west of Dungeness, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Ten crew lost their lives. ww2dbase [HM]
United States
  • A Japanese intelligence network was established in San Diego, California, United States to observe the transportation of war materials. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1941
Adolf Hitler shaking Wilhelm Keitel

9 Mar 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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