10 Aug 1941
  • Franklin Roosevelt and his staff visited HMS Prince of Wales to attend British religious services. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
  • Philippe Leclerc was promoted to the war time rank of brigadier general. ww2dbase [Philippe Leclerc | CPC]
Arctic Ocean
  • The 1,238-ton Soviet patrol vessel Tuman was on patrol in the Barents Sea north of Murmansk, Russia when she encountered the three German destroyers Z-4 Richard Beitzen, Z-10 Hans Lody, and Z-16 Friedrich Eckoldt near Kildin Island. Tuman reported the sighting over radio, then laid down a smoke screen for evasive action. The German destroyers closed in within 5 nautical miles and damaged Tuman with 11 direct hits before they were driven off by Soviet coastal guns. 37 officers and men escaped from the sinking vessel as the German destroyers withdrew; 15 were killed, including the commanding officer Lieutenant L. Shestakov and the commissar. ww2dbase [Barents Sea | HM]
  • After dark, 18 Soviet Pe-8 bombers and a number of Yer-2 bombers were launched from Pushkin Airfield near Leningrad, Russia to attack Berlin, Germany. With one Pe-8 bomber crashing on takeoff due to engine failure, and eight other Pe-8 bombers suffering engine failures in flight, Soviet authorities would soon decide to change the powerplant of these bombers. ww2dbase [Pe-8 | Leningrad | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1941
Prince of Wales at Argentia, Newfoundland, 10-12 Aug 1941Winston Churchill on the deck of HMS Prince of Wales watching the USS McDougal as the ship transported Roosevelt back to the USS Augusta, 10 Aug 1941USS McDougal alongside HMS Prince of Wales during Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Aug 1941Religious service on board HMS Prince of Wales during Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 10 Aug 1941; note Roosevelt, Churchill, King, Marshall, Dill, Stark, and Pound in presence; USS Arkansas in background
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