1 Oct 1941
  • The British House of Commons voted for the third ÂŁ1,000,000,000 war credit of year. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German government reports published this month noted that 2,139,553 foreign workers were employed, about half of which, 1,007,561, were Polish. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The protocol produced at the end of the US-UK-USSR aid conference determined immediate and long-term deliveries to the Soviet Union, with the agreement subject to annual review. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Italian "M" battalions were established. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • King George VI of the United Kingdom granted the name Royal New Zealand Navy to the New Zealand ships fighting within the British Royal Navy. ww2dbase [George VI | CPC]
  • The British RAF reported internally on Hugh Dowding's (forced) retirement. When Prime Minister Winston Churchill learned of it, he was extremely displeased, and demanded the RAF to find a new position for Dowding. Dowding had originally conceded to political pressure and was preparing his retirement, but ultimately yielded to Churchill's wish and accepted whatever new position the RAF would give him. ww2dbase [Hugh Dowding | CPC]
  • Finnish troops reached Petrozavodsk, the capital of Soviet Republic of Karelia, further cutting off Leningrad in northern Russia. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | CPC]
  • HMS Edinburgh departed Malta. ww2dbase [Edinburgh | CPC]
  • Wilhelm Keitel ordered that, in regards to the hostages the German military had been holding and executing in retaliation of partisan attacks, choice of victims would be important, as well-known victims would have greater effect in keeping the occupied peoples in line. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Keitel | CPC]
  • ShCh-320 fired a torpedo at a merchant ship north of Danzig Bay; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [ShCh-320 | CPC]
  • Francis Tuker was made the commanding officer of Indian 34th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Francis Tuker | CPC]
France Poland Russia
  • The Soviet NKVD ordered the release of 51,257 Polish prisoners of war for the formation of a Polish unit under General Wladislaw Anders to fight against Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom United States
  • Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #170 was laid down at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard with th prospective nam of Steel Advocate. The hull would later be repurposed as the Bogue, lead ship in a class of auxiliary aircraft carriers for the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1941
Soviet sailors marching in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941Soviet 76 mm M1938 anti-aircraft guns at Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941Russian civilians building defensive fortifications in Moscow, Russia, 1 Oct 1941Aerial view of the Kaneohe air strip, 1 Oct 1941.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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