11 Aug 1941
  • Matome Ugaki was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vichy France enacted a law to exclude Jewish doctors. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan US Pacific Islands
  • Lieutenant Colonel Harold D. Shannon, executive officer of the US Marine Corps 6th Defense Battalion, arrived at Midway to prepare for his battalion to relieve the 3rd Defense Battalion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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