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17 Nov 1944
  • USS Becuna damaged four Japanese ships: tanker San Luis Maru, tanker Tokuwa Maru, a transport, and cargo ship. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese physicist Yoshio Nishina reported to his army liaison officer Major General Nobuji that the atomic bomb research project under him had not made much progress in the past nine months. This was partly because his cyclotron could not operate at full power due to the poor quality vacuum tubes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Kinpei Teraoka was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Navy 3rd Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Julius Adler was removed from the active roster due to illness. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands together with other ships of Task Group 38.3. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Seisho Maru was damaged by a torpedo from USS Sunfish in the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, sinking passenger-cargo ship Shunten Maru and damaging several ships; 16 torpedoes were expended during this attack, 7 of which scored hits. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish attacked a Japanese convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking Edogawa Maru and Seisho Maru, hitting them with 6 of 16 torpedoes fired; her wolfpack mates USS Peto and USS Spadefish claimed several other ships. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-61A arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Nov 1944
USS ABSD-1 with USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 in the dock, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Nov 1944USS ABSD-1 with USS LSM-67, USS LSM-218, USS LSM-269, and USS LSM-219 in the dock, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2USS ABSD-1 with USS LSM-67, USS LSM-218, USS LSM-269, and USS LSM-219 in the dock, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2Collage from USS Hancock Cruise Book showing Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. aboard his flagship; shown on the flight deck, admiral
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17 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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