I have never started a 1941 with a hand crank. It would be unseemly to do so. The car came with a good strong battery and starter and other superior engineering improvements, unlike its predecessors, as to make such a choice unnecessary.
1941 owners would rather seek out the high ground and do a rolling start rather than submit to such an embarrassing and ancient method as fumbling with a hand crank.
And, although I don't name my cars, I do, however, treat them as though they are precious and have feelings, also. :luv2 Well,:...even a "Sweetie". (Would somebody please pass me one of them there little airline bags!)
BTW: I think they made a bracket that would fit on the bumper to give added support for the hand crank for cars prior to 1941. Somebody may know for sure. I suppose that if I had a 1940 or prior year, I might consider getting a piece of rope and just tying the crank in place. Nothing unexpected or downgrading there, I suppose. Especially if your ride was already sporting on of those visors. You know.
BTW2. I think the proper method in using the hand crank is to not use your thumb on the left side of the handle. Owing to kick-back it may cause you to utter expletives. (Eastern Ed, read "cuss.")
I think this kick-back concern was more frequently experienced and more strongly pronounced in the older four bangers. Also, I suppose that one should make everything as ready as you can, i.e., choke, throttle, gas squirt, compression stroke, etc. This may likely improve the chances of it starting. Good luck.