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 [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | 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]
Hawaii Russia
  • 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 [Battle of Moscow | CPC]
  • German forces pushed Soviet units back to Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | TH]
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was slightly wounded by a German bomb while working at his office in Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Aleksandr Vasilevsky | 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 [Winston Churchill | CPC]

29 Oct 1941 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites


Famous WW2 Quote
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935