Atlantic: Two U-boat ‘aces’ Kretschmer(U-99) and Schepke(U-100) lost while attacking Convoy HX.112. U-100 rammed by HMS Vanoc; U-99 depth-charged by HMS Walker. Kretschmer captured – his total score is 266,629 t. of Allied shipping.
Germany:Hitler predicts that Germany will win the war during 1941, in speech in Berlin.
Liner Bremen catches fire at Bremerhaven.