Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 735 September 4, 1941

Finnish troops recapture the frontier station at Beloostrov on the Gulf of Finland, 20 miles from Leningrad which is now almost entirely encircled.

190 miles Southwest of Iceland, U-652 is locates by a British bomber which drops 4 depth charges and then signals US destroyer USS Greer to pursue. Over the next 2 hours, U-652 fires 2 torpedoes at USS Greer which responds by dropping 19 depth charges. Although there is no damage, this is the first German attack on a US naval vessel. President Roosevelt will use the incident to convince Americans to go to war.

German cruiser Admiral Scheer is moved from the Baltic Sea to Oslo, Norway.

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