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1941 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1941
20th century | 1940s

1935 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1940 • 1942 • 1943 • 1944 • 1945 • 1946 • 1947

The Second World War continued in 1941.

Dated events

January - June

On 1 January, Professor Bernice Summerfield arrived on Guernsey in the English Channel. (AUDIO: Just War)

On 20 January, Captain Jack Harkness and Toshiko Sato met the real Captain Jack Harkness at the Kiss the Boys Goodbye Dance at the Ritz in Cardiff. Tosh sent a message to Torchwood Three in 2008 containing her half of the Rift Manipulator formula to bring her and Jack back. (TV: Captain Jack Harkness)

On 21 January, Captain Jack Harkness was killed in aerial combat while protecting Cardiff from a bombing raid. (TV: Captain Jack Harkness)

In London, another American Royal Air Force volunteer who was also named Captain Jack Harkness failed to report for duty and was never heard from again. (TV: Everything Changes)

Thomas Erasmus Flanagan was forgotten at a train station. (TV: Ghost Machine) From 1 March to 6 March, Professor Bernice Summerfield, stranded on Nazi-occupied Guernsey, uncovered a secret German weapon based on technology from the future. (AUDIO: Just War)

On 7 June, Clyde Langer and George Woods evaded a group of Nazis after taking a piece of Chronosteel from them. Shortly afterward, Clyde returned to Ealing on 23 November 2010. George was inspired by Clyde to join the British Army. (TV: Lost in Time)

July - December

On 18 August, Bilis Manger contacted Tilda Brennan and suggested she follow the instructions in File TW3/87/BM. (PROSE: The Twilight Streets) On 22 August, Jack Harkness returned to the Hub to find the personnel of Torchwood Three incapacitated by Tilda Brennan, shot dead when the Light gave up possession of her body. The Light used the diary of Gideon Tarry to take the body of Greg Bishop. (PROSE: The Twilight Streets) Reg Arwell's plane crashed, but later landed thanks to Madge. (TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)

On 24 December, Madge Arwell and her children Cyril and Lily met the Doctor. Cyril found a Christmassy land with naturally growing Christmas trees. Lily and the Doctor followed him. Madge later followed as well. (TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)

Undated events

The Blitz

London during the Blitz. (TV: The Empty Child)

The Ninth Doctor traced a Chula ambulance to London, thinking it a warship. He found a boy called Jamie, who had been partially resurrected by nanogenes. Jamie pursued the Doctor, Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness after Jack set off emergency protocols, releasing an army of people made to be just like Jamie searching for his mother. Nancy told Jamie that she was his mother, not his sister, after lying to him all his life. The nanogenes repaired Jamie and returned all the infected to normal. Jack began travelling in the TARDIS after the Doctor and Rose saved his life. (TV: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances) Shortly afterwards, the Chula ambulance and Jamie's gas mask were found and stored at the Leamington Spa Lifeboat Museum. (GAME: Security Bot)


The Eleventh Doctor discovers the Ironside Project. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond were summoned to the Cabinet War Rooms in London by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Doctor discovered Daleks working for Churchill. Increasingly frustrated by their charade as "soldiers", he shouted his name at them. This testimony unwittingly activated the Progenitor, awakening the New Dalek Paradigm, who killed the older Daleks. The new Daleks distracted the Doctor by arming their robot Bracewell with a bomb that would destroy the Earth. The Doctor saved the Earth, but the Daleks escaped. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

In Shanghai, the Fourth Doctor helped a group of stranded Alpha Centaurans return home. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang)

The United States was in the process of developing sonar. (AUDIO: Dark Convoy)

The Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald visited the Sahara Desert. (COMIC: The Instruments of War)

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