7 Jun 1941
  • British Operation Battleaxe, an offensive against Axis positions in Libya, was delayed. ww2dbase [Operation Battleaxe | CPC]
  • Polish physician Zygmunt Klukowski's diary entry for this date noted his observation of heavy German military traffic moving east. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | CPC]
  • US President Roosevelt learned that Germany was unlikely to invade the Iberian Peninsula, and suspended the planning for the occupation of the Portuguese Azores islands. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
  • Soviet Armaments Commissar Boris Vannikov was arrested. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The Kauffmann-Hull agreement on the matter of US occupation of Greenland was officially approved by US President Franklin Roosevelt. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Washington | 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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