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14 Nov 1944
  • USS Skipjack sank a small Japanese vessel in the Kurile Islands with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray attacked a three-ship Japanese convoy in the Philippine Islands with a spread of 6 torpedoes; one hit a transport and another hit escort vessel. She claimed that both were sunk. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pintado set sail for Saipan, Mariana Islands, escorting the damaged submarine USS Halibut. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • General De Lattres's Free French troops launched a snow-bound attack against Belfort, France. To the north, US 95th Division started capturing forts around Metz, France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British troops attacked Andelse Maas, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [TH]
  • American and Chinese troops began the main attack on the Burmese town of Bhamo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory died in an air crash; his body was not found until 4 Jun 1945. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Spot arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Nine PBY's of Headquarters Squadron Fleet Air Wing 2 (HEDRON FAW-2) on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Philippines
  • USS Ticonderoga launched Air Group 80 aircraft for strikes on Manila and surrounding targets on Luzon, Philippine Islands; 1 aircraft was lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Russia
  • Lavrentiy Beria reported to Joseph Stalin that the arrest of Polish Home Army and other partisan fighters was nearly complete, and Viktor Abakumov and Lavrentiy Tsanava should be released from this task. This would be approved by Stalin shortly after. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Mosquito aircraft HK289/WM-K of 68 Squadron took off from RAF Coltishall in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom at 1805 hours flown by on of the unit's American crews, Lieutenants Joe Black from Virginia and Tom Aiken from Pennsylvania both USN Reserve officers. The crew advised that they had a contact on their radar and were in pursuit. At 1909 hours, a V-1 flying bomb passed over the batteries at the village of Hopton, behind it was Black's Mosquito aircraft. The briefing to pilots in such situation was to lose speed and height and to circle at asset distance from the coast with navigation lights on. It was supposed that Black was so focused on the pursuit that they failed to notice they were in the batteries' area. Proximity shells burst all around the aircraft which crashed on Decoy Farm, Blundeston, Suffolk killing the Americans. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort's appointment to lead the Pacific Strategic Intelligence Section of the US Navy was made official. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1944
US Army Sergeant Joseph H. Kadlec delivering Christmas packages sent from home, Zweifall near Aachen, Germany, 14 Nov 1944Strike photo of the Manila docks at the height of the attack, 14 Nov 1944, Manila, Luzon, Philippines. Photo taken by aircraft from USS Essex.Bomb bay camera in a TBF-1 Avenger from USS Essex captures the moment of bomb release over the Pasig River in downtown Manila, Luzon, Philippines, 14 Nov 1944. Attack was on the dock area 2,000 yards further ahead.

14 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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