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3 Nov 1944
  • USS Gar began her fourteenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Snook rescued a downed American airman in the Pacific Ocean. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pintado fired six torpedoes at a Japanese carrier off the Philippine Islands, but hit escorting destroyer Akikaze instead, damaging but not failing to sink the destroyer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Filipp Golikov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the third time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was awarded the Order of Red Banner for the first time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • Off Akmenrags, Latvia, ShCh-307 attacked a merchant ship at 2157 hours and another at 2213 hours; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands and joined TG 38.4. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Halsey personally inspected USS Franklin at Ulithi, Caroline Islands; she was the first major American ship to be damaged by "kamikaze" special attacks. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Slovakian resistance leaders Rudolf Viest and Ján Golian were captured in Pohronsky Bukovec, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Test pilot Erich Klöckner manned the prototype BP20 M1 for a successful gliding test at Neuburg an der Donau, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • The Japanese commenced the Fu-Go (balloon bomb) campaign against the continental United States. The balloons employed an altitude-keeping device which kept them in the prevailing west-east wind along the 40th parallel. A timing device caused the balloon to crash on arrival over the US where its small bombload would then detonate. ww2dbase [AC]
Philippines
  • USS Cero disembarked 15 tons of supplies and 16 troops north of Manila, Philippine Islands and took on four evacuees. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Boris Shaposhnikov was awarded his second Order of the Red Banner. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the fourth time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Georgy Zhukov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the second time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kliment Voroshilov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the fifth time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1944
QF 3.7 inch mountain howitzer of 158th Field Artillery Regiment, UK 36th Infantry Division, south of Mawlu, Burma, 3 Nov 1944

3 Nov 1944 Interactive Map

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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal