19 Sep 1941
  • Japanese troops crossed the Milo River during advance on Changsha. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Changsha | CPC]
  • Lord Woolton called the black market in Britain "a thorn in our side". ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-74 sank Canadian corvette HMCS L√©vis of Allied convoy SC-44 125 miles east of Iceland at 0603 hours; 18 were killed, 40 survived). At 1433 hours, German submarine U-372 attacked the same convoy 100 miles east of Iceland, sinking already-damaged British ship Baron Pentland; 2 were killed, 39 survived). ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Cruisers HMS Ajax, HMS Neptune, and HMAS Hobart arrived in Alexandria, Egypt after delivering supplies to Tobruk, Libya and began to embark troops of the UK 70th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Hobart | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci sighted a large aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean at 1147 hours. She sent recognition signals, but the aircraft did not respond. At 1155 hours, the aircraft, now visibly an Allied aircraft, attacked with a bomb and strafed the Italian submarine. Two minutes later, the submarine returned fire with her deck gun, which forced the aircraft to keep its distance. At 1328 hours, with the aircraft still circling overhead, Leonardo da Vinci submerged to escape further danger. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
  • Morosini sighted a small destroyer or a submarine chaser in the Atlantic Ocean at 0320 hours. Shortly after, another two vessels of a similar type was sighted. She stopped her diesel engines and remained quiet in the darkness, and she was not detected. At 0810 hours, she sighted the Allied convoy that she was informed of during the previous evening. She continued to shadow the convoy until 1320 hours when she was forced to submerged by a destroyer. At 2308 hours, she sighted a submarine chaser. ww2dbase [Morosini | CPC]
  • Light cruiser Voroshilov bombarded Axis troop positions near Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | Sevastopol | CPC]
  • German troops captured Kiev, Ukraine, along with 600,000 prisoners, 2,500 tanks, and 1,000 artillery pieces. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | Kiev | TH]
Photo(s) dated 19 Sep 1941
Aerial photograph of Flensburger Schiffbau facilities, Flensburg, Germany, 19 Sep 1941

19 Sep 1941 Interactive Map

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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