15 Aug German spy Josef Jakobs, captured earlier in Britain on 01 Feb 41 upon parachuting into England, is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London in England. He becomes the last person to be executed there.
TIL Hitler claimed to have been spared by British soldier Henry Tandey. Tandey recalled that a weary German soldier wandered into his line of fire. He was wounded and did not even attempt to raise his own rifle. Tandey chose not to shoot.