Today in World War II History—August 31, 1941
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Aug. 31, 1941: Soviet Baltic Fleet completes evacuation of Talinn, Estonia (28,000 military personnel and civilians are evacuated, but 13,000 were killed in sinkings).
An antiaircraft battery opens in Richmond Park, London, staffed by a mixed-gender unit including the first British women in combat.