31 Jul 1941
  • Reinhard Heydrich received instructions from Hermann Göring to prepare the implementation of the Final Solution to the Jewish question, Endlösung. ww2dbase [Reinhard Heydrich | TH]
  • Reichskommissar Josef Terboven declared Norway under a state of emergency. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Romanian leader Ion Antonescu formally accepted German leader Adolf Hitler's request for Romanian troops to conquer and occupy the Ukrainian territory between Dniester and Bug Rivers. ww2dbase [Siege of Odessa | CPC]
  • Soviet destroyer Sokrushitelny made rendezvous with British minelayer HMS Adventure near the Gorodetski lighthouse at the entrance to the White Sea in northern Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Hawaii Photo(s) dated 31 Jul 1941
Spanish General Agustín Muñoz Grandes being inducted into German Army service, Grafenwöhr, Germany, 31 Jul 1941Cruiser Mk V Covenanter III tank, 31 Jul 1941

31 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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