Today in World War II History—September 12, 1941
Sunday, September 12, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Sept. 12, 1941: In Mackenzie Bay, Greenland, US Coast Guard cutters Northland and North Star seize Norwegian trawler Buskoe carrying 30 Germans establishing a weather station; the first capture of an Axis ship by the US in WWII, the first true violation of the US Neutrality Acts.
Daily bread ration in Nazi-besieged Leningrad is reduced to 300-500 grams.
First flight of prototype RAF Airspeed Horsa glider.