Odober • December
I 0I;t - tndcbale S\lmJUndinlllhc SS.9IS billion second Lend-Lease bill, LIlt clIairman of !he House Appn> prialiOllS Committee. Congrenman Clareroce Cannon, s;a}'S "We provide [1.hc: Allies) with clouds of air planes. with .:rc:5 of tanks, and wilh lin IIYlIlanche of
9 OCI - In a message 10 Congress
ROO$Cvelt \l1)leS rq:Ieill of Section 6 of.he Neutrality ACI of 1939. ",\1;ch precludes armint Alll(riean mer· chant $hips.
10 0I:t -1'Iw;: lioux passes the seocnd Lend·LUR bill.
\3 Oct - 1lIc Secretaries of Stale. Wlr. and the Navy lCSIify bdOft. Congress that the Neutrality ACI .\hnuld be modified 10 allow the arming of American meT chantmen II1d the entry of Ihcse ships imo war 7.O/lC!1.
16 Oct • TIle Bold V"'Mlr.., an American frcillilcr nyinlllhc Panamanian nag. is sunk lbool SOO mile!; south of leC:1and.
11 Oct • 1lIe House passes ;In tmendmc:nt 10 Ihc: NCUlnli\y Aa "'hid! would allow lht annin, of American mcTChlnl ships.
The U.S. destroyer KwrllY is hit by. IOrpedo
JSO miles swlhwesl of Iceland. 'ThoIIgh dam
is Wle to limp to pan under her own
ptlIIo'tT. The cleven =w members killed III: lhe fir.>! American sevlcemen killed through hostile action in the war. omcial5 in Berlin accuse the United Statts of
Slaging [he incidem to get America Into the war.
19 Oa - The American freighter uhigll 1$ torpedoed and sunk by. Gennan wbmarineorrthe South African
20 Oa • In the Setwe an amendment to the $hip annina resolution i$ introduced which would repeal the Nwtralily Aa.
23 Oa - ll"II: Senale approves the second Lcnd·l.ca!C bill.
24 ().1 - President Roosevelt
\hat he will ask
World War II
for funds 10 double America's tank produc. tlon in light ofkSSOlt!llcamed by the Brillm in Nonh
2S Oct .
Romcvdt fonnally condemns the
execution of fift)' French hoslagcs by German soldiers
in reprisal for the 20 October assassination of Lt. Col. Karl Fncdrich HOtl, Nui command(:r in Nantes.
28 Oa _Prcsilknt Roosevelt signs the JcOOnd Lend_ Lea...e bill and iSSlXs an uecutivc oRlcr establishing the Office of Lend·Luse Administration.
29 oa . U.S. Navy oil tanker SuIiIOlU is !ievcn:ly dam- 1ged but 1101 sunk by a torpcOO SOUlh.....est of lcel;nl.
31 Oct -The U.S. destroyerRewb(..JOIMJ is torpedoed and 5Unk wnt of Iceland. This Is the flm Americal1
warship lost in the war.
oonmiklng woril;crs. the
bctWCCTl !llrikcr.I and New Jersey. plant of
AirAssociatcs.lnc., isoccupicd by2. IOOArmytmops.
3 Nov - In a cable to Washinglon U.S. Ambassadorlo Japan .Jm;cph C. Grew uys Ilia! Japan ·'mlght n:son with dangerous and dr.amat N; suddcnne5s 10 mcasurn which might make inevitable war with the United Stales.:·
Admir.ll lsoruku YamamolO'S plan 10 anac:k
Pl:ar1 HartJor is
6 Nov _ Union.
approvcs SIbillion\oan 10 the Soviet
_TIlC U.S. cruiser Omalla and dcstroyer Snmers ClIpiure the Gennan mcn:hantman O<k..WIlld, which w15opt11lting as a blncka(lc runroerdisguiscd b)' flying
the American flag.
7 Nov - "Tbc
approves an amcndmem. 10 the
Neul",li'y Aa which allows [hi; Inni", 0( AmeriQJl mcn:haru. ships and their ent.anoc ;nlO war lOOtS.
11 Nov- President ROO5Ievcl\ recommends wtlcnd· Lease.tid be extended to IhI; Free french.
16 Nov _TIle First.lnd r"OU"h Armies bc:gin two weeks or maneuvers in NOM and South Carolina.