Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 737 September 6, 1941

All Jews in Germany over the age of 6 are ordered to wear a yellow Star of David.

German Chief of Staff General Jodl visits Helsinki to ask the Finns to continue their offensive into Leningrad. However, Finnish commander Mannerheim and President Ryti have previously agreed only to restore the 1939 borders. Despite this, Ryti will spend 5 years in prison as a War Criminal after the war.

British minesweeping trawler HMT Brora becomes grounded on the island of South Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, while acting as escort to SS Northern Star. She rolls over at low tide and sinks. Another minesweeping trawler HMT Strathborve sinks on a mine in the Humber Estuary (15 killed or missing).

At 11.30 PM, U-141 sinks another tiny fishing boat this time British trawler King Erik (all 15 hands lost).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for returning despite the demands. Reading with great interest.