14 Aug 1941
  • Roosevelt and Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter. ww2dbase [Atlantic Charter Conference | TH]
  • Overnight, British bombers attacked railway yards at Hanover, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • The Soviet transport ship Sibir, carrying 2,500 wounded soldiers from Estonia, was bombed by German aircraft. There were few survivors. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Edmund Herring was promoted to the temporary rank of major general and was given command of Australian 6th Division in Egypt. ww2dbase [Edmund Herring | CPC]

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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