Diary for Thursday, May 1, 1941:
Britain – First of 8 consecutive night raids on Liverpool: 1,450 killed, 1,100 seriously injured, 76,000 homeless. 33 ships sunk or damaged; docks badly damaged (see May 3).
Britain: Lord Brabazon appointed Minister of Aircraft Production. Ministry of War Transport established, amalgamating former ministries of Shipping and Transport.
USA: Defense bonds on sale.