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Major Events

The following major events took place in 1941:

Military Events

The following military events took place in 1941:

  • Ecuadorian-Peruvian War (July 5 - July 31st), the Peruvian Army established its own paratrooper brigade and used it to great effect by seizing the Ecuadorian port city of Puerto BolĂ­var, on July 27, 1941, marking the first time in the Americas that airborne troops were use in combat.