16 Nov 1941
  • Japanese carrier fleet exercised in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Canadian troops arrived at Hong Kong. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Keyes' team, tasked with capturing or assassinating Erwin Rommel in Libya, hid during daylight and moved into positions after sundown. ww2dbase [Operation Crusader | CPC]
  • German 3rd Panzer Party established a crossing over the Lama River 70 miles west of Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Moscow | CPC]
  • British corvette HMS Marigold damaged German submarine U-433 with depth charges 50 miles east of Gibraltar at 2255 hours. After U-433 surfaced, Marigold continued to attack her with guns. U-433's crew scuttled the boat after suffering 6 killed; the 38 survivors were captured. ww2dbase [CPC]
France Iceland Japan
  • Obsolete Japanese battleship Settsu began to sail around the Inland Sea in Japan to generate fake radio communication messages at different ports. ww2dbase [Attack on Pearl Harbor | Settsu | Detailed Timetable | CPC]
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was attached to the training department of the Japanese Army. ww2dbase [Yi Un | CPC]
Poland Russia
  • The German 11.Armee captured Kerch, Russia. Soviet Deputy Navy Commissar Admiral Gordei Levchenko was arrested after being deemed responsible for this defeat. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Kerch, Krym | TH, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Nov 1941
Japanese Navy Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa, Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Expeditionary Fleet, Saigon, French Indochina, 16 Nov 1941

16 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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