15 Nov 1941
  • German Panzergruppen 1, 2, and 3, with 2, 4, and 9.Armeen, resumed the attack on Moscow, Russia. Soviet 30th Army was pushed back from the Volga Reservoir and Moscow Sea Reservoir areas 75 miles north of Moscow. Across the Eastern Front, the temperature fell to -20 degrees Celsius, freezing both men and machines; the German offensive was generally slowed to a yard-by-yard advance from this date on. ww2dbase [Battle of Moscow | TH, AC]
  • US Army dispatched troops to Dutch Guiana to protect bauxite mines; this was agreed upon by the Dutch government-in-exile. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Saburo Kurusu arrived in the United States. ww2dbase [Saburo Kurusu | CPC]
  • German submarine U-752 attempted to attack Soviet minelayer ZM-93 Jushar southeast of Murmansk, Russia at 1700 hours, but escorting minesweeping trawler T-889 forced U-752 to dive. At 1849 hours, U-752 fired a torpedo at T-889, sinking her and killing all 43 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-583 collided with U-153 and sank 90 miles northeast of Danzig at 2148 hours, killing all 45 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Lieutenant Henry Drummond Campsie was named the commanding officer of HMCS Trillium. ww2dbase [Trillium | CPC]
  • Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Wei√üenfeld was named the commanding officer of the 5th Squadron of the Nachtjagdgeschwader 2 wing. ww2dbase [Egmont | CPC]
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1320 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1735 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
  • Morosini departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 0840 hours, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1935 hours. ww2dbase [Morosini | Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine | CPC]
  • The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett completed its evaluation at the village of Ikateq near Angmagssalik, Greenland and departed. ww2dbase [Bluie East Two | Ikateq, South Greenland | CPC]
Mediterranean Sea
  • Italian SM.79 torpedo bombers sank British freighter Empire Defender of the Operation Astrologer convoy near the Galite Islands off the Tunisian coast, killing 4. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | CPC]
Poland Puerto Rico
  • US 22nd and 23rd Fighter Squadrons, both operating P-40 Warhawk fighters, was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico. ww2dbase [Losey Field | Juana D√≠az | CPC]
  • German Luftwaffe III./KG 4 arrived at Pskov (German: Pleskau), Russia. ww2dbase [Pskov | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Free French Air Force pilots formed the Paris and Versailles squadrons. They operated out of Britain, flying Blenheim and Hurricane aircraft. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt had lunch with Princess M√§rtha of Sweden (Crown Princess of Norway) at the White House in Washington DC, United States, followed by a private showing of the film Dumbo. ww2dbase [White House | Franklin Roosevelt | Washington | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1941
Russian civilians digging trenches in Moscow, Russia, 15 Nov 1941

15 Nov 1941 Interactive Map

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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