Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The Shetland author Christina Jamieson died in New Zealand.
- A German Junkers JU-88 aircraft is recorded as having been shot down by Lerwick coastal defences, and crashing in to the sea towards the north end of Bressay Sound.
- A RAF Bristol Blenheim bomber aircraft destroyed in a mid air collision near Lerwick. The undercarriage is recorded as having been located in Brei Wick.
M/B Trygve (M29V), skippered by 'Kompany Linge' agent Fredrik Aaraas, arrived Lerwick with 12 refugees.
M/B Eli, skippered by Erik Hollekim, arrived Lerwick with 6 refugees.
The lighthouse on Out Skerries was bombed, resulting the death of Mrs Anderson, the boatsman's mother.
Catalina flying boat crashes in Yell. Seven of the crew are killed and three survived.
A memorial is erected in Hamnavoe kirkyard, Yell
M/B Anna (H67S), skippered by Harald Thuestad, arrived Lerwick with 14 refugees.
2 drifting mines exploded in Waarie Geo, Lerwick. The mines caused great damage to the nearby houses in the seafront.
2 more mines exploded, this time at the Sletts. All houses in Sletts Road, Breiwick Road and King Harald Street were badly damaged, and 50 families have to be evacuated. Walter Jamieson, leader of the Home Guard was killed.
German bombs dropped on Fair Isle resulting in the death of the lighthouse keeper's wife and daughter and a soldier.
- A British airplane, returning from a raid on the 'Tirpitz', crashed in Dale, 3 men died.
Junkers 88c attacked Sumburgh aerodrome damaging 7 Blenheims of 404 squadron. Two people were killed and six injured.
A Bristol Beaufighter 1C aircraft, T4731, or R.A.F. 235 Squadron reported missing in the vicinity of Shetland. .
M/K Rupee (H6FB), skippered by Ingolf Andersen arrived Lerwick from Norway with 41 refugees. This was the last large group organized from Norway. Later The Shetland Bus group organized the transport.
A Blenheim bomber, 'F' V5433 of the 404 Squadron RCAF, crashed on the Out Skerries island of Grunay. The crew of the old Earl of Zetland tried to rescue the crew of the plane, but in vain, all souls were lost. The crew were; Pilot, Flight Sergeant Charles Douglas Grant Brown, RCAF; Observer, Flight Sergeant James Henry, (Jay), Oliver, RCAF; and Gunner, Sergeant Thomas William Coy, RAF,Brown and Oliver were a week later buried at Lerwick Cemetery.
There are still remains of the aircraft at Grunay, and a memorial stone was erected by Jay Chrishison, nephew of F/Sgt Oliver.
M/B Heland (M5V), skippered by Sevrin Roald, arrived Lerwick with 23 refugees, among them the the district leader of 'MILORG' (the Norwegian underground army) , Trygve Rypdal and his family.
M/B Frøya (M32G), arrived Lerwick with 'Kompany Linge' agent Knut Årsæter and 4 other men.
'Beaufort' fighter bomber crashes at Dale, near Lerwick,returning from a raid to Trondheim. Three on board are killed and one injured.
The Handley Page Halifax bomber R9438 TL-H of RAF 35 Squadron based at Kinloss, Scotland returning from a raid on the German Battleship 'Tirpitz' which was moored at the time in Fættenfjord in Norway, crashed in to the cliff face of Fitful Head, Dunrossness. There were no survivors. Further details can be found here.
- A memorial site to the crew can be viewed here.
- A second Handley Page Halifax II bomber, R9453 of RAF 76 Squadron crashed in to the sea, at a position, it is thought approx 12 miles south of Sumburgh Head, but a position of 16 miles south has been suggested as a possible alternative.
The Pilot's, S/L Burdett, body and a wheel from the plane were found 16 miles south of Sumburgh. S/L Burdett is buried at Lerwick Cemetery.
- A 'Beaufighter' fell in the sea near Lady's Holm at Scatness, the whole crew was picked up by a rescue boat.
M/B Kapp (H111BO), skippered by J.H. Hermansen, wrecked when landing in Shetland.All 8 refugees saved.
The British steel hulled steamship Murrayfield wrecked on Mousa, Sandwick.
M/B Laila (SF83SU), skippered by Sverre Kverhellen, arrived Lerwick with 10 refugees.
By-election of the Lerwick Town Council.
M/B Sjø (H238AV), skippered by Nils Horgen, arrived Lerwick with 4 refugees.
The Right Honourable Norman Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick, was born in Lerwick. Most notable as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990 to 1993.
M/B Forsøk (SF79SV), skippered by Jeremias Støylen, arrived Baltasound with 3 refugees.
Fraser Park in Scalloway opened.
M/B Smart, skippered by Nils Robertstad, arrived Lerwick with 6 refugees.
M/S Svalen (N17TN), skippered by Alf H. Holmen, arrived Scalloway with 8 refugees.
A Bristol Blenheim IV bomber aircraft, T1949, of 404 Squadron RCAF crashed in to the sea near Lady's Holm after take off from Sumburgh Aerodrome. All the crew members were killed.
The Crew were: Sgt. John Howard Patterson, Pilot, (buried at Lerwick Cemetery), Sgt Tinsley, Navigator, and Sgt R.F McCarthy
Crown Prince Olav of Norway visited Scalloway, and officially opened the Prince Olav Slipway.
- A Norwegian sub-unit of the 12th Commando unit, leaded by lieutenant Harald Risnes, established a base in Baltasound, Unst.
A Vickers Wellington aircraft, HK732 of RAF 179 Squadron is recorded as having crashed in to the sea at an unspecified position off the island of Vaila. The wreck is said to lie in deep water. A second Vickers Wellington aircraft, HK775, also of RAF 179 Squadron is recorded as having crashed in to the sea at an unspecified position in off Aith, presumably in Aith Voe.