14 Mar 1941
  • Battleship Bismarck began embarking supplies at Scheerhafen, Kiel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii; among the passengers disembarked was Kita Nagao, the newly appointed Japanese Consul General to hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Seeing the Greeks had repeated repulsed Italian attacks in the past few days, Italian Chief of the Supreme Command General Ugo Cavallero recommended Benito Mussolini to halt the Primavera Offensive. On the same day, 5 British Swordfish torpedo bombers from Paramythia, Greece struck Vlorė, Albania, sinking Italian hospital ship Po and ship Santa Maria at the loss of one aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italian submarine Emo sank British ship Western Chief 250 miles south of Iceland, killing 22. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 203 German bombers bombed Glasgow and Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom for the second night in a row, damaging shipyards and the Rolls Royce aircraft engine factory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British Admiralty placed an order for a new battleship (to a design by Sir Stanley Goodall) to be built at Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying an I-15III fighter, was shot down by a Japanese A6M Zero fighter over Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. He made a successful crash landing, but sustained fatal injuries. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15III fighter, was shot down and killed by an A6M Zero fighter over Shuangliu Airfield, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • USS Haddock was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. Taylor in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • An ANT-6 aircraft operated by the airliner Aeroflot crashed near crashed near Begovat, Uzbekistan after stalling. All six aboard were killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1941
British Hurricane fighter of No. 85 Squadron RAF taxiing at Debden, Essex, England, United Kingdom at night, 14 Mar 1941; note navigation lights on wingtips

14 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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