9 Sep 1941
  • Dutch submarine O.24 sank Italian ship Italo Balbo 2 miles east of Corsica, France. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British carrier HMS Ark Royal launched 14 Hurricane fighters to reinforce Malta. ww2dbase [Ark Royal | CPC]
  • German submarine U-81 sank British ship Empire Springbuck 50 miles east of Greenland at 0655 hours, killing all 42 on board. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German cruiser Admiral Scheer was ordered to sail from Oslo, Norway for Swinemünde, Germany (now Swinoujscie, Poland). ww2dbase [Admiral Scheer | CPC]
  • General Nicolae Ciuperca was replaced by Lieutenant General Iosif Iacobici as the commanding officer of the Romanian 4th Army. ww2dbase [Siege of Odessa | CPC]
  • The Iranian Government accepted the Soviet and British terms, which included the closure of Axis legations and the surrender of German nationals. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | AC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Vojtech Tuka, with the guidance of German SS-Hauptstrumführer Dieter Wisliceny, enacted the Ordinance Judenkodex which required Slovakian Jews to wear the yellow Stars of David, annulled all debts owed to Jews, confiscated Jewish property, and deported all Jews from the capital Bratislava. ww2dbase [Vojtech Tuka | CPC]
Hawaii Libya
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille shot down a Hurricane fighter over the Bay of Sollum in the morning, his 15th kill. In the afternoon, on another mission, he shot down another Hurricane fighter, the 16th kill, while escorting Stuka dive bombers toward Bardia, Libya. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | 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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