1941 in Germany

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1941
in
Germany
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See also: Other events of 1941
List of years in Germany

Events in the year 1941 in Germany.

Incumbents[edit]

National level[edit]

Head of State

Chancellor

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 3 February — The Nazis forcibly restore Pierre Laval to office in occupied Vichy France.
  • 12 February — Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli.
  • 19 February - 22 February — Three Nights' Blitz over Swansea, South Wales: Over these 3 nights of intensive bombing, which last a total of 13 hours and 48 minutes, Swansea's town centre is almost completely obliterated by the 896 high explosive bombs employed by the Luftwaffe. A total of 397 casualties and 230 deaths are reported.

March[edit]

  • 24 March — Rommel launches his first offensive in Cyrenaica.

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 14 June — All German and Italian assets in the United States are frozen.
  • 16 June — All German and Italian consulates in the United States are ordered closed and their staffs to leave the country by July 10.
  • 22 June — Germany invades the Soviet Union under Operation Barbarossa.

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 7 November — The Soviet hospital Ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees, wounded military and the staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people die in the sinking.
  • 12 November — As Battle of Moscow begins, temperatures around Moscow drop to -12 °C, and the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
  • 13 November — The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is hit by German U-boat U-81. the carrier capsized and sunk a day later.
  • 18 November — Operation Crusader in North Africa begins
  • 19 November — Both commerce raiding hilfskreuzer Kormoran and Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney sink following a battle off the coast of Western Australia. There are no survivors from the 645 Australian sailors aboard Sydney.[2]
  • 22 November — HMS Devonshire sinks commerce raiding hilfskreuzer Atlantis, ending the longest warship cruise of the war. (622 days without in-port replenishment or repair)[3]
  • 27 November — Germans reach their closest approach to Moscow. They are subsequently frozen by cold weather and attacks by the Soviets.

December[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Muggenthaler, August Karl (1977). German Raiders of WWII. Prentice-Hall. pp. 186–191. ISBN 0-13-354027-8. 
  3. ^ Muggenthaler, August Karl (1977). German Raiders of WWII. Prentice-Hall. p. 114. ISBN 0-13-354027-8.