29 Oct 1941
  • German submarine U-106 torpedoed and damaged American tanker Salinas off Iceland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 15,000 Jews were massacred in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. Their remains were buried in mass graves at the Ninth Fort. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • General Walter Kuntze was named the commanding officer of the German 12th Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Atlantic Amphibious Force, consisted of both US Army and US Marine Corps units and commanded by Major General Holland M. Smith, was redesignated Amphibious Force of the US Navy Atlantic Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minesweeping trawler HMS Flotta ran aground off the east coast of Scotland, United Kingdom and became damaged. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Astoria arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Kampfgruppe Eberbach of German 4th Panzer Division reached Tula, Russia, which was about 110 kilometers south of Moscow. The group dug in near Tula to organize an offensive in the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German forces pushed Soviet units back to Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was slightly wounded by a German bomb while working at his office in Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill visited the Harrow School in London, England, United Kingdom, which he attended in his younger days. In a speech there, he gave the advice "Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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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