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16 Nov 1944
  • USS Trepang departed for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Trepang | CPC]
  • US First and Ninth Armies began attacking east of Aachen, Germany, aimed at the Roer Dams. ww2dbase [TH]
  • With sufficient ports now usable by the Allies in Europe, the Red Ball Express was shut down. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Becuna departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Becuna | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Guitarro | CPC]
  • USS Ray fired two torpedoes at a grounded Japanese transport in the Philippine Islands; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
  • Battleship USS Maryland with cruisers USS St. Louis and USS Columbia and destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Taylor, USS Lang, USS McCord, USS Trathen, USS Hazelwood, and USS MacDonough arrived at Leyte Gulf, Philippines and joined a task group patrolling the gulf’s entrance. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Columbia | St. Louis | Maryland | DS]
Germany Hawaii Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Brunei, Borneo to escort a task force to Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Segundo departed Majuro, Marshall Islands for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Segundo | Majuro | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sterlet sank a small Japanese submarine chaser in the Pacific Ocean, hitting her with one of four torpedoes. ww2dbase [Sterlet | CPC]
United Kingdom

16 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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