Events occurring on Wednesday, June 4, 1941  
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  Dispersed from Convoy OB-327, the British steam merchant Trecarrell was torpedoed and sunk by the U-101, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Ernst Mengersen, west of Cape Race, Newfoundland in the western Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 4 died and 43 survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Cornerbrook. The 5,271 ton Trecarrell was carrying ballast and was headed for Father Point, New Brunswick.  
  The 2,879 ton British suction dredger Robert Hughes struck a mine laid in the entrance to Lagos Harbor, Nigeria and sank. Of the ship’s complement, 14 died and 17 survivors were picked up by the harbor craft.  
  Iraq in WW2  
  British forces seized control of Mosul and the oil rich region of Iraq and set up a government that was pro-British. The British negotiated an armistice with the various parties under British supervision.  
  In Other News  
  Wilhelm II, the former Kaiser of imperial Germany, died of a pulmonary embolus in Doorn, Netherlands at the age of 82.  
  June 1941 Calendar  
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