1 Sep 1941
  • Cruiser Köln began supporting the invasion of Dagö and Ösel islands and disabled Soviet coastal batteries at Cape Ristna. ww2dbase [Köln | CPC]
  • All Jews above the age of six in Germany and occupied lands were ordered to wear the yellow Star of David with the word "Jude" inscribed in black within; this was to be effective 19 Sep 1941. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • The 9th Company of German Police Battalion 322 participated in the murder of more than 900 Jews from the Minsk area in Byelorussia. On the same day, the Police Regiment South reported shooting 88 Jews, and Battalion 320 reported shooting 380. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Mineichi Koga was named the head of the China Area Fleet of the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Mineichi Koga | CPC]
  • Battleships USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, and USS New Mexico, escorted by 2 cruisers and 13 destroyers, were dispatched to patrol the Denmark Strait to protect American merchant shipping. ww2dbase [Mississippi | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was named the commanding officer of the Japanese 2nd Fleet. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
  • Hartwig von Ludwiger was promoted to the rank of Oberst. ww2dbase [Hartwig von Ludwiger | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was made the commanding officer of old battleship Settsu. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Comandante Cappellini was ordered to move to a new patrol area in the Atlantic Ocean at 1005 hours. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | CPC]
  • In China, the American Consul-General at Shanghai, the commander of the Yangtze Patrol, and the commanding officer of the 4th Marine Regiment at Shanghai recommended that all naval forces in China be withdrawn. ww2dbase [Shanghai | CPC]
  • Giovanni Manunta was named the commanding officer of Alpino Bagnolini while the Italian submarine was docked at Bordeaux, France; he replaced Giulio Ghialamberto. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
  • Captain Chiaki Matsuda was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
Korea Philippines
  • Douglas MacArthur mobilized the Filipino military. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
Poland Russia
  • The BI-1 rocket-powered prototype aircraft was ready for unpowered flight at Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [BI | Khimki, Moscow | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1941
Soviet troops in a trench in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Sep 1941; note DP machine gunMachine gunners of Soviet 20th Army on the Dnieper River near Dorogobuzh, Russia, 1 Sep 1941Georgi Zhukov speaking in Moscow, Russia, 1 Sep 1941Soviet soldier teaching civilians how to disarm a un-exploded German incendiary bomb, Sverdlov Square, Moscow, Russia, 1 Sep 1941

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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