Diary October 31, 1941

US destroyer Kearny (DD-432) was also damaged by a German U-boat

WW2 War Diary for Friday, October 31, 1941: Sea War Atlantic: REUBEN JAMES INCIDENT. U-boat U-552 sinks US destroyer Reuben James (part of US escort group accompanying British convoy); 95 killed. Merchant shipping losses in October 1941: 45 Allied ships… learn more

Diary October 30, 1941

Russian Marines under shell fire.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, October 30, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL begins with great onslaught by German 11th Army and Rumanian forces on outer defence line (October 30 – November 21). Russian Black Sea Fleet and… learn more

Diary October 29, 1941

German infantry on the Crimea

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, October 29, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: German forces invade Crimea. learn more

Diary October 28, 1941

German tank advance party

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, October 28, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: German troops reach Volokolamsk, northwest of Moscow. learn more

Diary October 27, 1941

German units on muddy roads in front of Moscow:

WW2 War Diary for Monday, October 27, 1941: Neutrals USA – Roosevelt’s Navy Day Speech: he denounces attacks on US shipping and reveals a Nazi plot in Latin America. learn more

Diary October 26, 1941

Air raid by Ju 88 bombers

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, October 26, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: Germans break through Perekop Isthmus into the Crimea. learn more

Diary October 25, 1941

German posters with anti-Jewish propaganda

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, October 25, 1941: Sea War Mediterranean: British fast cruiser-minelayer Latona sunk by Ju 87 Stukas off Bardia (night October 25-26). Politics Roosevelt and Churchill condemn recent German reprisals in France – 100 hostages shot at… learn more

Diary October 24, 1941

German troops enter Kharkov.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, October 24, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: GERMAN TROOPS CAPTURE KHARKOV (East Ukraine). Stalin appoints Zhukov to command northern half of front; Timoshenko to direct operations in the south. Air War Germany: 64 RAF bombers… learn more

Diary October 23, 1941

destroyer HMS Cossack

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, October 23, 1941: Sea War Atlantic: Destroyer HMS Cossack torpedoed by U-boat U-563 (she founders, under tow, October 26). Occupied Territories Russia: In reprisals for assassination of Rumanian General at Odessa, 19,000 Jews are rounded… learn more

Diary October 22, 1941

burning tanker

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, October 22, 1941: Sea War Atlantic: British naval tanker Darkdale sunk by U-boat U-68 of St Helena. Politics Rumania: Government denounces ‘Vienna Award‘ of August 1940 and re-opens old rift with Hungary over Transylvania. Occupied… learn more

Diary October 21, 1941

Georgi K Zhukov

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, October 21, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: Zhukov takes command of Moscow garrison. Air War Germany: 92 RAF bombers attacking Bremen and dropping 140t of bombs. learn more

Diary October 20, 1941

Endless numbers of Russion PoW's

WW2 War Diary for Friday, October 20, 1941: Sea War Mediterranean: Italian torpedo boats Aldebaran and Altair sink off Athens in minefield laid by submarine Rorqual (night October 20-21). learn more