Diary for Friday, May 2, 1941:
Mediterranean: British destroyer Jersey mined and sunk in entrance to Valletta Harbour, Malta.
Iraqi artillery shells Habbaniyah base.
Germany – ‘Oldenburg Plan’: German Economic Staff formed to plan large-scale economic exploitation of conquered Russian territories reports: ‘ . . many millions of people will starve to death in Russia if we take out of the country the things necessary for us.’