Events occurring on Friday, October 10, 1941  
  Operation Typhoon – The German Assault on Moscow  
  Colonel General Georgy Zhukov is called to Moscow from Leningrad to take command of the West Front and the defense of Moscow.  
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  A straggler from Convoy OS-7, the British steam merchant Nailsea Manor was torpedoed and sunk by the U-126, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Ernst Bauer, northeast of the Cape Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, all 42 survived and were picked up by the corvette HMS Violet (K 35). The 4,926 ton Nailsea Manor was carrying military stores, including ammunition, mail, and a LCT as deck cargo and was bound for Suez, Egypt.  
  U.S. Navy Task Group 14.3, under command of Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, comprised of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV 5), battleship USS New Mexico (BB 40), heavy cruiser USS Quincy (CA 39), light cruiser USS Savannah (CL 42), and Destroyer Divisions 3 and 16, set sail from Argentia, Newfoundland, for Casco Bay, Maine. Encountering heavy weather en route, the USS Yorktown, USS New Mexico, USS Quincy, USS Savannah, and destroyers USS Rhind (DD 404), USS Hammann (DD 412), USS Anderson (DD 411), USS Sims (DD 409), USS Mayrant (DD 402), USS Rowan (DD 405), USS Hughes (DD 410), and USS Trippe (DD 403) would all suffer damage before the force reaches Casco Bay on October 13.  
  The Pacific Before Pearl Harbor  
  Captain Lester J. Hudson relieved Captain Richard E. Cassidy as Commander, South China Patrol, on board river gunboat USS Mindanao (PR 8) at Hong Kong, British Crown Colony.  
  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 aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable (92) was commissioned. Her first commander was Captain Harold E. Morse.  
  October 1941 Calendar  
  Previous Day Following Day  

The objective of is to provide a day by day account of the events that lead up to and were part of the greatest conflict known to mankind. There are accounts for the activities of each particular day and timelines for subjects and personalities. It is the of this website intent to provide an unbiased account of the war. Analysis, effects caused by an event, or prior or subsequent pertinent events are presented separately and indicated as text that is italicized.

  Copyright 2011
Contact us using our email page