7 Aug 1941
  • Stalin promoted himself to Generalissimo of the Soviet Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Bruno Mussolini, Benito Mussolini's son, was killed in a plane crash. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Werner Mölders was named the Inspector General of Fighters of the Luftwaffe. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • After dark, 84 British aircraft were launched to attack Essen, Germany (108 tons of high explosive bombs and 5,720 incendiary bombs were dropped, damaging the Krupp coke oven batteries), 31 launched against Hamm (damaging rail marshalling yard), 32 launched against Dortmund, 88 launched against Kiel (104 tons of high explosive bombs and 4,836 incendiary bombs were dropped, damaging Deutsche Werke Shipyards), and a number of bombers were launched against Hamburg (poor visibility and results were not observed). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1941
British 9.2-inch coastal artillery gun crew in exercise, Needles Battery, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, 7 Aug 1941

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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