4 Jul 1941
  • German troops captured Ostrov in northern Russia. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
  • British Communist Party decided to stop campaigning for peace; instead, they supported the national war effort. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US Marines arrived at Iceland for occupation duties, freeing British troops for war efforts elsewhere. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Wing Commander Hughie Edwards of 105 Squadron RAF won the Victoria Cross for leading a low level attack on Bremen, Germany in which his Blenheim bomber was hit twenty times. ww2dbase [AC]
  • While flying a MiG-3 fighter Lieutenant-Colonel Stepan Suprun, commanding officer of Soviet Naval Air Unit 401 IAP, was shot down by a German Fw 200 aircraft. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Douglas Bader collided with a German Bf 109E fighter during a dogfight; the German fighter was scored as a probable kill. ww2dbase [Douglas Bader | CPC]
  • The Soviet NKVD arrested Colonel General Dimitry Pavlov for not attacking German forces as Joseph Stalin had ordered. ww2dbase [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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