7 Oct 1941
  • In an effort to boost morale in the Soviet Union, Stalin lifted the ban on religion. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | TH]
  • The United Kingdom demanded Finland to stop fighting the Soviet Union; the demand was ignored. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German submarine U-502 damaged British whaling ship Svend Foyn 100 miles south of Iceland at 1617 hours; Svend Foyn was to be towed to Liverpool, England, United Kingdom for repairs. ww2dbase [CPC]
Greenland Russia
  • German 10th Panzer Division captured Vyasma, Russia at 1030 hours, surrounding 5 Soviet Armies. Georgy Zhukov, who had been recalled from Leningrad, Russia and sent to report on the situation on the West Front, arrived at Ivan Konev's headquarters to discover that there was no information concerning the Vyasma encirclement. He was forced to report to Joseph Stalin that there was no longer a continuous front in the west, and the large gaps could not be closed because the command had run out of reserves. ww2dbase [Battle of Moscow | Vyasma, Smolensk | TH, AC]

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