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19 Nov 1944
  • US 95th Division fought its way into Metz, France, but fighting would continue for several more days. ww2dbase [TH]
  • French 1st Armored Division reached the Rhine River near Strasbourg, France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Czechoslovakian communists issued a resolution from the city of Mukachevo, Slovak Republic requesting the separation of Subcarpathian Ruthenia from Czechoslovakia so that it could join Ukraine. The resolution was backed by the Soviet Union, but the Soviet Union agreed to put off negotiations for such a border change until the end of the war. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The first successful test of a rocket-powered Ohka aircraft was conducted, leading to the formal authorization of production. ww2dbase [MXY7 Ohka | CPC]
  • USS Pintado arrived at Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Pintado | CPC]
  • USS Ray rescued a downed pilot from USS Cowpens. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese submarine I-37 was sunk by American ships off Ulithi, Caroline Islands; the four Kaiten submarines aboard that she was supposed to deliver for Operation Gen were also lost. ww2dbase [Kaiten-class | Ulithi | CPC]
Japan
  • Shinano was comissioned into service at Yokosuka, Japan with Captain Toshio Abe in command. ww2dbase [Shinano | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Kete departed East China Sea due to heavy weather and malfunctioning bow planes. ww2dbase [Kete | East China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Baya departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol in the South China Sea. ww2dbase [Baya | South China Sea | AC]
Russia
  • 1,030 arrested Polish Home Army and other partisan fighters arrived at the NKVD-run Ostashkov Special Camp in Tver Oblast, Russia by a special train after a 7-day journey. ww2dbase [Ostashkov Special Camp | Ostashkov, Tver | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit a car park at Southborough Lane, Bromley in southeast London, England, United Kingdom, across from a crowded pub, at 2115 hours. 23 were killed and 63 were injured. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | London, England | CPC]
Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 19 Nov 1944
MGen ER ‚ÄúPete‚ÄĚ Quaseda, with pointer, conducting an Air-Ground Liaison briefing for LtGen Carl Spaatz (glasses) and LtGen James Doolittle (seated), VII Corps Headquarters, M√ľnsterbusch, Germany, 19 Nov 1944

19 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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