9 Oct 1941
  • The keel of trawler Anticosti was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hitler publicly announced that the war against the Soviet Union is all but over. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Georg von Bismarck was named the commanding officer of the 20th Panzer Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vannevar Bush took the British Military Application of Uranium Detonation (MAUD) Committee Report to US President Franklin Roosevelt, who agreed to work together with the British to develop atomic weapons. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Jager Report (issued on 1 Dec 1941) noted that 1,169 adult male, 1,840 adult female, and 717 children, all Jews, were killed in Svenciany, Lithuania for a total of 3,726 people. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A trade agreement was signed between Turkey and Germany under which the latter would get no deliveries of chrome until 1943. ww2dbase [AC]
  • No. 601 Squadron RAF mounted a mission with four P-39 Airacobra aircraft, strafing German barges near Dunkerque, France. This was to be the final Airacobra mission with the RAF. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A detachment of Soviet NKVD troops prevented a company of German Brandenburg 800 Division saboteurs from destroying the Istra Water Reservoir near Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy QP-1 arrived at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Oct 1941
Conscripts of the Soviet Universal Military Training program marching in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941Barrage balloon being transported along Nevsky Prospekt in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941First aid post near the Narva Triumphal Arch in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941Civilians browsing Soviet propaganda, Kazan Cathedral, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941, photo 1 of 2
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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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