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1st September 1941

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Events On This Day

Night raid on Cologne.

Russian Front, Armies interlocked in almost stationary struggle. The Wehrmacht salient at Gomel threatened by Russian forces on flank. Stubborn defence of Leningrad continued despite ceaseless enemy divebombing by Junkers Ju 87's.

In Iran, Armistice terms reported signed. British and Russian troops met at Sehneh and Kazvin before separating.

In Africa, About 100 Luftwaffe aircraft made dive-bombing attacks on Tobruk, but damage and casualties were negligible. Tripoli and Bardia heavily raided on night of 31 August 1941 and 1 September 1941. Considerable enemy shelling in frontier area.

In the Mediterranean, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Pozzallo, Sicily, and Cotrone, South Italy. Fleet Air Arm bombed aerodromes at Gerbini and Comiso, Sicily, on night of 31 August 1941 and 1 September 1941.

Luftwaffe night bombers attacked Northeast coast towns, causing damage and casualties. Two Luftwaffe raiders destroyed.

M153 Minesweeper
Commissioned 1 September 1941

R81 R-boat
Launched 1 September 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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