Diary December 19, 1941

Brauchitsch and Hitler

von Brauchitsch (left, OKH until December 1941) and Hitler (OKH since December 1941)

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, December 19, 1941:

Home Fronts

Germany: Hitler dismisses Army C-in-C, von Brauchitsch, and takes personal command of military operations.

Southeast Asia

Malaya: British evacuate Penang Island and Georgetown harbour.


Philippines: Japanese land at Davao on Mindanao.

Sea War

Atlantic: 2 Focke-Wulf Condors shot down by Grumman Martlet (US F4F Wildcat) fighters from the first escort carrier HMS Audacity.

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