Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 740 September 9, 1941

In the Mediterranean 2 miles East of Corsica, Dutch submarine O.24 sinks Italian SS Italo Balbo. British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (escorted by cruiser HMS Hermoine and destroyers HMS Gurkha, Forester, Lively & Lance) flies off 14 Hurricane fighters to Malta.

At 6.55 AM 50 miles East of Greenland, U-81 sinks British SS Empire Springbuck (all 42 hands lost).

German cruiser Admiral Scheer is moved back to Swinem├╝nde on the German Baltic coast from Oslo, Norway, after RAF bombing attempts.

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