1 Nov 1941
  • Drum was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Roosevelt placed the US Coast Guard under the control of US Navy for the duration of national emergency. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American PBY Catalina aircraft provided air cover for Atlantic convoy ON 30. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Three US destroyers, screening Atlantic convoy HX 157, carried out depth charge attacks on sound contacts off St. John's, Newfoundland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad was named the commanding officer of the German 7th Mountain Division. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After sundown, the Red Army evacuated the first group, 4,230 men, of the 28,000 men from the Hanko Peninsula, Finland to Leningrad, Russia via naval vessels. On the return trip to Hanko, Soviet minelayer Marti and minesweeper T-210 were damged by mines, and submarine Kalev was lost, probably to a mine as well. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-68 sank British ship Bradford City 300 miles off German South-West Africa at 0654 hours; all 45 aboard survived in 2 lifeboats. U-68 accidentally collided with the sinking ship but did not suffer serious damage. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Zhao Chengshou began to distance himself from the Japanese and the Chinese collaborators. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was made the commanding officer of the 9th Squadron in the German Nachtjagdgeschwader 2 wing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • On this date, Japan time, the Combined Fleet Order No. 1 was issued for additional radio communications to be generated to make US cryptanalytic efforts more difficult. Meanwhile, on the other side of the international date line, Joseph Rochefort's cryptanalytic team of the US Navy in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii reported that all Japanese Navy call signs had changed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • US Navy formed the Pacific Escort Force at Pearl Harbor to protect transports and certain merchant vessels carrying troops and valuable military cargoes between Hawaii and the Far East. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Japanese Navy Captain Gihachi Takayanagi (former commanding officer of battleship Ise) relieved Rear Admiral Shutoku Miyazato as the Chief Equipping Officer of Battleship No. 1, as Miyazato was being transferred to become the Chief of Personnel for Kure Naval District. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Russia
  • Troops of the German 11.Armee captured Simferopol, Russia. To the southwest in Sevastopol, the Soviet 30th Coastal Battery bombarded the German 132nd Infantry Division at 1230 hours near the village of Bazarchik, slowing its preparations for an assault. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Eagle arrived at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A newly issued Typhoon fighter of British No. 56 Squadron plunged into the ground near East Harling, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, killing Pilot Officer J. F. Deck. Subsequent investigations revealed that he had suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning leading to the entire Typhoon fleet being grounded for modifications to cockpit sealing and the fitting of improved extended exhausts, although the problem was never satisfactorily resolved. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United States
  • US Marine Corps established the 2nd Joint Training Force at Camp Elliot, California, United States under Major General Clayton B. Vogel. It was composed of the US Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division and the US Army 3rd Infantry Division. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1941
Soviet field guns and troops on a muddy road near Leningrad, Russia, 1 Nov 1941Soviet troops near Zvenigorod, Russia, 1 Nov 1941Soviet troops marching in Moscow, Russia, 1 Nov 1941Preparing barrage balloons on Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow, Russia, 1 Nov 1941
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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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