24 Sep 1941
  • German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran stopped, evacuated, and scuttled Greek ship Stamatios G. Embiricos in the Indian Ocean 600 miles west of the Maldives islands; the crew of 31 were captured. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Marine Corps 1st Provisional Marine Brigade was detached from US Navy jurisdiction for service with the US Army in Iceland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-67 sank St. Clair II at about 0000 hours. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-107 and U-67 attacked Allied convoy SL-87 and sank four British ships 350 miles west of Madeira island; 16 were killed, 197 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied convoy ON.18 became the first westbound convoy to be escorted by American ships as it made rendezvous with US destroyers USS Madison, USS Gleaves, USS Lansdale, USS Hughes and USS Simpson in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minelaying cruiser HMS Abdiel and destroyers HMS Napir, HMS Kingston, and HMS Hotspur departed Alexandria, Egypt with troops and supplies for the besieged Tobruk, Libya; they would set sail to return to Alexandria overnight, arriving in the following day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Peter Drummond was made a a Companion of the Order of the Bath. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille shot down a Maryland bomber and five Hurricane fighters near Buq Buq, Egypt, his 19th through 24th kills. Among his victims were South African Captain C. A. van Vliet, South African Second Lieutenant J. Mac Robert, South African Lieutenant B. E. Dodd, and New Zealand Pilot Officer D. F. Westenra. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tobacco ration in Paris, France dropped to 4 cigarettes per day for men and 0 for women. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The German Armeegruppe Sud started its offensive from southern Ukraine towards Crimea, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • The German Einsatzgruppe C set up its headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Arthur Coningham was made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Sep 1941
Firefighters battling a fire at a hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 Sep 1941A building on fire in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 Sep 1941

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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