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15 Nov 1944
  • Light carrier Ryuho disembarked Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa and was relieved of duty as the admiral's flagship. As the Mobile Fleet was disbanded, she was transferred to Carrier Division 1 of the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Seisho Maru departed from Moji, Japan with convoy MI-27 for Miri, Borneo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara was commissioned into service with Commander A. F. Schade in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Georgia
  • Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of over 115,000 Meskhetian Turks from southern Georgia to Central Asia. Somewhere between 30,000 to 50,000 deportees would die of starvation during transit. No reason was given for the deportation; historians speculated that it was part of Stalin's preparations against a possible war with Turkey some time in the future. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of over 115,000 Meskhetians from their homeland in southern Georgia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
India
  • Oliver Leese set up his headquarters at Barrackpore, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Unryu was assigned to Carrier Division 1. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 145 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese Navy pilot Ensign Katsuo Takahashi was dispatched to Aichi's factory to take delivery of a completed Seiran aircraft for flight testing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Kete reached her patrol area in the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese patrol vessel in the Pacific Ocean with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1944
African-American soldiers of the US Army 477th Antiaircraft Artillery, Air Warning Battalion studying maps, Oro Bay, New Guinea, 15 Nov 1944Navy Lt Bob Elder in a P-51D Mustang modified with a tailhook aboard the carrier Shangra-La for testing, 15 Nov 1944.USAAF 3rd Bomb Group personnel aboard a transport sailing from Hollandia in Dutch New Guinea to Leyte in Philippine Islands, mid-Nov 1944USAAF 3rd Bomb Group personnel aboard a transport sailing from Hollandia in Dutch New Guinea to Leyte in Philippine Islands, mid-Nov 1944
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15 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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