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Today in World War II History—November 22, 1941

Werner Mölders, Jun-Jul 1941 (German Federal Archives, Bild 183-B12003)

Werner Mölders, Jun-Jul 1941 (German Federal Archives, Bild 183-B12003)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 22, 1941: German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis is sunk in the South Atlantic by heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire after having sunk 22 Allied merchant ships.

Luftwaffe ace Werner Mölders is killed in a landing accident while a passenger on a German He 111 bomber, the first pilot in the world to achieve over 100 victories.

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