WWII Chronological Walk 1941

Links to previous posts regarding our Chronological Walk thru World War II : Pre War and 1939 ,1940: The  link to 1940 .

1941:

January 22, 1941 – Tobruk in North Africa falls to the British and Australians. February 12, 1941 – German General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli, North Africa. See DAK 2 videos!

February 14, 1941 – First units of German ‘Afrika Korps’ arrive in North Africa.

March 7, 1941 – British forces arrive in Greece. Reboot of Marita Merkur

March 11, 1941 – President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act. March 27, 1941 – A coup in Yugoslavia overthrows the pro-Axis government.

April 3, 1941 – Pro-Axis regime set up in Iraq.

April 6, 1941 – Nazis invade Greece and Yugoslavia.

April 14, 1941 – Rommel attacks Tobruk.

April 17, 1941 – Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis.

April 27, 1941 – Greece surrenders to the Nazis.

May 1, 1941 – German attack on Tobruk is repulsed.

May 10/11 – Heavy German bombing of London; British bomb Hamburg.

May 15, 1941 – Operation Brevity begins (the British counter-attack in Egypt).

May 24, 1941 – Sinking of the British ship Hood by the Bismarck.

May 27, 1941 – Sinking of the Bismarck by the British Navy.

June 4, 1941 – Pro-Allied government installed in Iraq.

June 8, 1941 – Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.

June 14, 1941 – United States freezes German and Italian assets in America.

June 22, 1941 – Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.  L2 The Russian Campaign will be out first title to be used to look at Operation Barbarossa.

June 28, 1941 – Germans capture Minsk. July 3, 1941 – Stalin calls for a scorched earth policy.

July 10, 1941 – Germans cross the River Dnieper in the Ukraine.

July 12, 1941 – Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets.

July 14, 1941 – British occupy Syria.

July 26, 1941 – Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations.

August 1, 1941 – United States announces an oil embargo against aggressor states.

August 14, 1941 – Roosevelt and Churchill announce the Atlantic Charter.

August 20, 1941 – Nazi siege of Leningrad begins.

September 19, 1941 – Nazis take Kiev.

October 2, 1941 – Operation Typhoon begins (German advance on Moscow). See the Case Blue play thru on Youtube and here.

October 16, 1941 – Germans take Odessa.

October 24, 1941 – Germans take Kharkov.

October 30, 1941 – Germans reach Sevastopol.

November 13, 1941 – British aircraft carrier Ark Royal is sunk off Gibraltar by a U-boat.

November 20, 1941 – Germans take Rostov.

November 27, 1941 – Soviet troops retake Rostov.

December 5, 1941 – German attack on Moscow is abandoned.

December 6, 1941 – Soviet Army launches a major counter-offensive around Moscow.

December 7, 1941 – Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor also attack the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.

December 8, 1941 – U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan. Japanese land near Singapore and enter Thailand.

December 9, 1941 – China declares war on Japan.

December 10, 1941 – Japanese invade the Philippines and also seize Guam.

December 11, 1941 – Japanese invade Burma. Hitler declares war on the United States.

December 15, 1941 – First Japanese merchant ship sunk by a U.S. submarine.

December 16, 1941 – Japanese invade British Borneo. Rommel begins a retreat to El Agheila in North Africa.

December 18, 1941 – Japanese invade Hong Kong.

December 19, 1941 – Hitler takes complete control of the German Army.

December 22, 1941 – Japanese invade Luzon in the Philippines. December 23, 1941 – General Douglas MacArthur begins a withdrawal from Manila to Bataan; Japanese take Wake Island. December 25, 1941 – British surrender at Hong Kong.

December 26, 1941 – Manila declared an open city.

December 27, 1941 – Japanese bomb Manila.  

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