22 Nov 1940
  • Italian 9th Army was defeated in Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • British destroyers HMS Faulknor and HMS Forester approached Vichy French destroyer Boulonnais and freighter Charles Plumier off Spanish Morocco. Boulonnais backed off from the engagement, thus allowing Charles Plumier to be captured. Charles Plumier would later be pressed into British service as amphibious command ship HMS Largs. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-123 sank British ship Cree 365 miles west of Ireland shortly after midnight, killing the entire crew of 45. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British motor launch ML.127 hit a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary in southern England, United Kingdom, killing all 11 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian aircraft bombed Alexandria, Egypt, damaging British tanker Zahra. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • The German merchant raider, Atlantis, was scuttled by her crew in the South Atlantic after receiving a salvo from the 8-inch guns of the British cruiser Devonshire. Captain Bernhard Rogge and his crew took to the boats and survived the war. The position given to Atlantis to make a refueling rendezvous with the submarine U-126 in the South Atlantic had been revealed through an Enigma intercept by the Bletchley Park codebreakers. After the fall of Singapore Rogge was presented with a Samurai sword by the Japanese Emperor (Hermann Göring and Erwin Rommel were the only other German recipients of this wartime honour). ww2dbase [AC]
Poland
  • The first execution by shooting took place at Auschwitz Concentration Camp; 40 men from Katowice, Poland were shot between 0000 and 0020 hours by SS men in retaliation of assault on a police official. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

22 Nov 1940 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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