13 Sep 1941
  • Finnish coastal defense ship Ilmarinen struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland; 271 were killed, 132 survived. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German OKW determined that Soviet prisoners of war would receive fewer rations than prisoners of other nationalities. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Werner Mölders married Luise Baldauf (née Thurner), widow of a friend who had been killed in combat. They would have one daughter, Verena, born after Mölders' death. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British Submarine HMS Tigris sank Norwegian coastal steamer Richard With off Breisund, northern Norway. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • A Soviet motor torpedo boat sank German auxiliary patrol boat VP 308 off of the Porkkala Peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [CPC]
Libya
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille shot down a British Hurricane fighter over Sofafi, Libya, his 17th kill. The Hurricane fighter was flown by Sergeant Nourse. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • General Georgy Zhukov arrived in Leningrad, Russia to replace Marshal Kliment Voroshilov as the commanding officer of the city's garrison. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Sep 1941
Torpedo Squadron 5 TBD-1 Devastator aircraft parked at  Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 13 Sep 1941; note SBD-3, F4F, and SB2U aircraft beyondVillagers sending off conscripts, Nikolayev, Russia, 13 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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