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22 Nov 1944
  • Metz, France was captured by the Allies, although several of the surrounding forts refused to surrender. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 10 Lancaster bombers conducted minelaying operations off Helgoland and at the mouth of River Elbe, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov reported to Lavrentiy Beria that by 15 Nov 1944 59 Romanian-German intelligence personnel, 546 Romanian intelligence personnel, 180 German intelligence personnel, and 9 Hungarian intelligence personnel were arrested by SMERSH in Romania. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | CPC]
Burma
  • In Arakan, Burma, already wounded Sepoy Rhandari Ram crawled over open ground to attack a machine gun position pinning down his comrades. Shot again at point blank range, he still silenced the enemy with a grenade. He was later awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [Arakan | AC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Ulithi | DS]
  • USS Portland was detached from the Carrier Task Force and assigned to the Mindoro invasion force then gathering at Kossol Roads, Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Portland | Kossol Roads, Palau | DS]
China
  • Hiroshi Nemoto stepped down as the commanding officer of the Third Army of the Japanese Kwangtung Army and was transferred to command the Japanese Mongolian Garrison Army. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | CPC]
Germany
  • A Heinkel bomber of 1 Staffel, flying a V-1 flying bomb mission, crashed at Osterode near Bramsche, Germany; the pilot Fähnrich Wilhelm Wolfshol and his observer Unteroffizier Georg Grill were killed, the other three crew members were badly injured. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Osterode, Weser-Ems | HM]
Philippines
  • USS New Mexico operated off Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Leyte Gulf bound for Palau with convoy. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Pedro Bay, Leyte | DS]
United Kingdom United States
  • The 15,000th P-40 fighter was built at the Curtiss-Wright factory in Buffalo, New York, United States. ww2dbase [P-40 Warhawk | Buffalo, New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1944
B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force flying from Spinazzola, Italy bombing the railroad yards in Salzburg, Austria, 22 Nov 1944. The smoke is from smudge pots lit to obscure the target.Ruins of a German town, 22 Nov 1944

22 Nov 1944 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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