5 Sep 1941
  • Japanese Navy Captain Shutoku Miyazato (former commanding officer of Naka) was posted as the Chief Equipping Officer of Battleship No. 1. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Karou Umetani was named the commanding officer of light carrier Hosho; Hosho was relieved the duty of being Carrier Division 3's flagship. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • British bombers attacked chemical works at Hüls, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British 1st Parachute Brigade was founded with Brigadier Richard Gale in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Remy Van Lierde joined the British Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Rochefort's cryptanalytic team detected sudden increase in Japanese naval radio traffic. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The exhibition "Le Juif et la France" ("The Jews and France") opened in Paris, France based on the work of the anti-Semitic French Professor George Montandon with the urging of the Nazi German occupation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A song in mourning of Prince Nagahisa was released in Japan. The music was composed by Yuji Koseki, the lyrics were written by Count Yoshinori Futara, and it was performed by popular singer Akiko Futaba and veteran Takeo Ito. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Sep 1941
Cruiser Mk IV tank and Infantry Mk II Matilda tank at a depot in Egypt, 5 Sep 1941

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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