10 Jun 1941
  • Desperate for sources of raw materials, Japanese leadership was infuriated when the United States won the contract to purchase all the Tungsten mined in Bolivia over the next three years. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Allied troops captured several villages in the French Mandate of Syria and the Lebanon as they advanced toward Beirut. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | CPC]
  • Lord Simon met with Rudolf Heß for 2.5 hours, during which Hess asked Lord Simon to work with the British government to negotiate peace with Germany. ww2dbase [Rudolf Heß | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • British steamship Royal Scot struck an acoustic mine in the North Sea, east-south-east of Spurn Point, England, United Kingdom, and sank. British patrol vessel HMS Pintail, providing escort for the convoy, sailed toward the sinking site to rescue survivors. Pintail struck a mine as well, sinking quickly and killing 7 officers (including commanding officer Lieutenant John Leopold Elphinstone McClintock) and 48 ratings; 22 survived. ww2dbase [North Sea | CPC, HM]
United States
  • Hedy Lamarr (as Hedy Kiesler Markey) and George Antheil submitted their frequency-hopping system design for a US patent. ww2dbase [Hedy Lamarr | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1941
Ion Antonescu and Adolf Hitler at Munich, Germany, 10 Jun 1941; note Keitel and Ribbentrop in backgroundTechnical drawings related to the frequency-hopping system design by Hedy Lamarr (as Hedy Kiesler Markey) and George Antheil, 1941

10 Jun 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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