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1 Nov 1944
  • USS Ray attacked a five-ship Japanese convoy, sinking cargo ship Horai Maru No. 7 and damaging a small tanker; all 3 torpedoes fired in this attack found their targets. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Blackfin sank Japanese cargo ship Unkai Maru #12. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jinwei Wang passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Commandos and Royal Marines landed on Walcheren Island in the Netherlands to aid clearing German troops from Scheldt Estuary, capturing the towns of Vlissingen and Westkapelle. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Lord Gort was appointed the High Commissioner of the British Mandate of Palestine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Fletcher-class destroyer USS Abner Read was sunk by a Japanese dive bomber attack in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Vice Admiral Denshichi Okawachi was named the commanding officer of the Southwest Area Fleet and the 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet; Rear Admiral Kaoru Arima was named his chief of staff. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USAAF pilots 1st Lieutenant Walter Groce and 2nd Lieutenant William Gerbe, Jr., both flying P-47 fighters, shared credit for the downing of a German Me 262 jet fighter. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USS Luce departed Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Portland entered Ulithi Lagoon and became one of the screening vessels in the Fast Carrier Task Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Japanese troops reached Guilin, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Germany, Buchenwald Concentration Camp's satellite camp Dora became an independent camp called Mittelbau-Dora; it was to become an underground aircraft and V-weapon production site. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Martin Gottfried Weiss was assigned to oversee the Mühldorf subcamp of Dachau Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | CPC]
  • British forces entered Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Dragonet departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Night Air Group 90 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Indian Ocean
  • USS Barbero attacked a Japanese patrol boat with her deck gun in the Dutch East Indies, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italian Navy Xa MAS reported a strength of 7,615 men. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian "Folgore" parachute regiment was officially renamed "1° Reggimento Arditi Paracadutisti 'Folgore'", differing from the prior name by the preceding "1°". Lieutenant Colonel Edvino Dalmas renamed the regiment's commanding officer. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Nobukiyo Nambu arrived at the headquarters of the 6th Fleet at the Sasebo Submarine Base, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Emden assisted the cruiser Köln, which had run aground on the Norwegian coast. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 11 torpedoes at a convoy in the South China Sea, claiming 2 hits on 2 transports. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The gas chamber at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland was used for the last time, killing 206 Jews. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Puerto Rico
  • Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puerto Rico was downgraded to naval station status. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit Eglington Road in Woolwich, London, England, United Kingdom at 0210 hours, killing 7 people. At 0510 hours, another rocket hit Friern Road in Camberwell, London, killing 24 and injuring 17. A third rocket hit Shardeloes Road in Deptford, London at 1830 hours, killing 31, seriously injuring 62, and lightly injuring 90. Two other rockets hit London that day, though causing little damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
United States
  • USS Wake Island arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1944
Concord underway in Puget Sound, WA, 1 Nov 1944A Royal Air Force pilot explaining the sighting mechanism of a Spitfire fighter to Former Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes, Darwin, Australia, 1 Nov 1944Lord Gort taking his position as the High Commission of the British Mandate of Palestine, 1 Nov 1944Cruiser USS Houston moored alongside repair ship USS Hector in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 1 Nov 1944. Houston was getting repairs after two torpedo hits on 14 and 16 Oct 1944 off Formosa (Taiwan).
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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