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15 Nov 1944
  • Seisho Maru departed from Moji, Japan with convoy MI-27 for Miri, Borneo. ww2dbase [Seisho Maru | CPC]
  • USS Bugara was commissioned into service with Commander A. F. Schade in command. ww2dbase [Bugara | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Hawkbill | CPC]
  • 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 [Ryuho | CPC]
Dutch East Indies 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 [Deportation of Caucasian, Altaic, and Turkish Peoples | CPC]
  • Albert Leo Schlageter, which had struck a mine on the previous day near Rügen, Germany and kept afloat by a stern tow by sister ship Horst Wessel, was met by large ships which would tow her to Swinemünde, Germany for repairs. ww2dbase [Horst Wessel | Rügen, Pommern | CPC]
Hawaii India Japan
  • Unryu was assigned to Carrier Division 1. ww2dbase [Unryu | 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 [M6A Seiran | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 145 was launched. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Kete reached her patrol area in the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Kete | East China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese patrol vessel in the Pacific Ocean with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Sterlet | CPC]
  • While conducting a sweep northward from the Bonin Islands, Wolfpack "Burt's Brooms" made up of submarines USS Silversides, USS Saury, USS Tambor, USS Trigger, USS Sterlet, USS Ronquil, and USS Burrfish open a four-day running gunfight with numerous Japanese patrol boats sinking two and damaging four, including two damaged so badly they see no further service during the war. ww2dbase [Ronquil | Sterlet | Saury | Tambor | Silversides | Trigger | Burrfish | DS]
United States 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.Joseph Stalin presenting the coat of arms of Poland with Vyacheslav Molotov at his side, 15 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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