10 Jul 1941
  • Finnish Army began an attack toward Lake Ladoga north of Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Operation Silver Fox | TH]
  • After sundown, Private James Gordon of Australian 7th Division crept forward under heavy fire during fighting in Syria and took out a enemy post by grenade and bayonet. For this act of gallantry along with continued bravery exhibited through the following day, he would later be awarded the Victoria Cross in Oct 1941. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop again asked the Japanese to attack Vladivostok, Russia. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | CPC]
  • James Lacey shot down a German Bf 109 fighter. ww2dbase [James Lacey | CPC]
  • Douglas Bader claimed one German Bf 109 aircraft over Bethune, Pas-de-Calais, France, and later shot down a Bf 109E aircraft over nearby Calais. ww2dbase [Douglas Bader | Bethune, Nord-Pas-de-Calais | CPC]
French Syria and Lebanon
  • Five French D.520 fighters intercepted a flight of Blenheim bombers of No. 45 Squadron RAF escorted by 7 Tomahawk fighters of No. 3 Squadron RAAF over Syria; 3 British bombers and 4 French fighters were destroyed in the engagement. On the ground, troops of Australian 21st Brigade neared Beirut, Lebanon. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | CPC]
  • Chen Jie ordered the operations of his embassy in Berlin, Germany to be shut down, thus officially cutting diplomatic ties between Germany and China. ww2dbase [Chen Jie | Berlin | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Lev Mekhlis was apointed the deputy commissar of the Soviet NKO. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German 13th Panzer Division captured Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Further east, German troops crossed the Dnieper River. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | Zhytomyr | TH, CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Traitor George Armstrong was hanged at Wandsworth prison in London, England, United Kingdom following his conviction for communicating with, and offering assistance to, the German consul in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [London, England | AC]
United States
  • The US Marine Corps established the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at San Diego, California, United States under Colonel Francis P . Mulcahy. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1941
Light cruiser Maxim Gorkiy receiving a new bow after mine damage, Kronshtadt, Russia, 3-21 Jul 1941Firefighters in Moscow, Russia, 10 Jul 1941Civilians exhuming a mass grave containing victim of the Soviets, Tarnopol, Poland (now Ternopil, Ukraine), 10 Jul 1941Civilians identifying victims of the Soviets, Tarnopol, Poland (now Ternopil, Ukraine), 10 Jul 1941

10 Jul 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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