30 Sep 1941
  • The RAF withdrew B-17 bombers from service. ww2dbase [B-17 Flying Fortress | CPC]
  • Chinese troops at Changsha declared victory at the Second Battle of Changsha after pushing Japanese troops back to the Yueyang region. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Changsha | CPC]
  • The German Operation Typhoon got an unofficial start when Guderian's Panzergruppe 2 attacked two days ahead of the rest of the operation. ww2dbase [Battle of Moscow | TH]
  • The detention center in Peel, Isle of Man had its guard forces strengthened after disturbances; 20 arrested British fascists were transferred to Liverpool as another result. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German bombers attacked shipyards at Tyneside in northern England, United Kingdom; submarine HMS Sunfish was badly damaged during the attack. ww2dbase [Sunfish (S-class) | CPC]
  • The Jager Report (issued on 1 Dec 1941) noted that 366 adult male, 483 adult female, and 597 children, all Jews, were killed in Trakai, Lithuania for a total of 1,446 people. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Representatives of France and Thailand further defined the boundaries between Thailand and French Indochina per the 9 May 1941 peace treaty. ww2dbase [Franco-Thai War | CPC]
  • Johannes H√§hle turned in 108 photos with the title "insatz im Osten" to his superiors. ww2dbase [Johannes H√§hle | CPC]
France
  • Pierre Laval was discharged from the hospital after recovering from the wounds sustained during the unsuccessful assassination attempt against him on 25 Aug 1941. ww2dbase [Pierre Laval | CPC]
Germany Mediterranean Sea
  • Italian submarine Adua attacked British ships sailing for Malta to Gibraltar (having just completed escorting the Operation Halberd on the previous day) 250 miles east of Gibraltar. British destroyers HMS Gurkha and HMS Legion counterattacked with depth charges, sinking the Italian submarine, killing all 46 aboard. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | CPC]
Ukraine
  • The leadership of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet began to consider evacuating forces in Odessa, Ukraine to the Crimean region of Russia (now also in Ukraine). ww2dbase [Siege of Odessa | Odessa | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1941
Soviet troops capturing a German forward position at Vitovka near Bryansk, Russia, 30 Sep 1941Aerial photo of Sobibór, occupied Poland, 30 Sep 1941; photo taken by German Luftwaffe personnelCruiser Mk V Covenanter III tanks on Exercise Bumper in Britain, 30 Sep 1941

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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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