6 Sep 1941
  • The keel of hull number 533 was laid down for the future USS Wilkes-Barre. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hitler issued Directive 35 for Operation Typhoon, which he intended should destroy in a swift blow any remaining Soviet resistance. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • HMS Brora was wrecked off the Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda ("Red Star") noted that it was a shame to become captured by the enemy. ww2dbase [CPC]
Egypt
  • The hospital ship, RFA Maine, was badly damaged during an air raid on Alexandria, Egypt. Four of her crew, including a Medical Officer, were killed, but fortunately none of thew patients sustained injury. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan
  • Emperor Showa of Japan agreed with the proposal that, unless peace could be achieved by 10 Oct 1941, Japan was to prepare for war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Lithuania
  • The Vilna Ghetto was established in Lithuania, containing 40,000 Jews. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill visited the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | CPC]
  • Alan Touring met British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during Churchill's visit at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt arrived at Hyde Park, New York, United States to see his ailing mother Sara Roosevelt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Sep 1941
Atlanta christened by author Margaret Mitchell during her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941Atlanta slid down the building ways at her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941San Juan christened by Mrs. Margarita Coll de Santori, during launching ceremonies at the Bethlehem Steel CompanyOS2U Kingfisher aircraft recovered alongside battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2; note flag just forward of main pontoon
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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