Events occurring on Thursday, August 7, 1941  
  The Eastern Front  
  A small force of Petlyakov Pe-8 bombers conducted the first strategic raid by Soviet bombers on Berlin.  
  Naval Action in the Mediterranean  
  The Dutch submarine HNMS O-24 (P 24), commanded by Lt. Commander Otto de Booy, sank the 296 ton Italian sailing vessel Margherita Madre with gunfire off Anzio, Italy.  
  Franklin D. Roosevelt  
  U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, in the heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA 31). Roosevelt fished from the flagship's forecastle and inspected base development at Argentia. Ostensibly on vacation, Roosevelt was actually at Placentia Bay for the Atlantic Charter Conference with British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill.  
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The submarine U-582 was commissioned. Her first commander was Kapitänleutnant Werner Schulte.  
  August 1941 Calendar  
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