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29 Nov 1943
  • USS Cod attacked Japanese merchant ships but was not able to observe the results. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, was held in Jajce to determine the post-war ordering of the country. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 21 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Bochum, Cologne, and Düsseldorf in Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • USS Rock completed a journey down the Mississippi River and arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. ww2dbase [Rock | CPC]
  • USS Snook fired a total of 26 torpedoes at a Japanese convoy over a three hour period; 9 torpedoes hit, sinking Japanese passenger ship Yamafuku Maru and cargo ship Shiganoura Maru and damaging one escort vessel off the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 11th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [Ryunosuke Kusaka | CPC]
  • USS Pompon departed Fremantle, Australia for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed the Gilbert Islands. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
  • On completion of dockyard work at Tyne, England, United Kingdom, HMS CUMBERLAND carried out post refit trials in North Sea. ww2dbase [Cumberland | DS]
Atlantic Ocean
  • East of the Azores, aircraft from escort carrier USS Bogue observed German submarine U-764 on the surface. Both planes and destroyers from Bogue’s screen aggressively attacked over a sustained period but inflict no damage. [Note: Other sources describe this attack as sinking U-86 but this is less likely.] ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Bogue | DS]
  • Gao Youxin, leading P-43A fighters of Chinese 21st Pursuit Squadron based in En-shih Airfield, escorted a supply run by P-40M fighters with drop tanks full of rifle ammunition for Changde, Hunan Province, China. During this mission, Gao veered off to attack a flight of Ki-43 bombers of Japanese 25th Sentai, claiming one shot down northeast of the village of Hanshou. ww2dbase [Gao Youxin | Changde, Hunan | CPC]
Hawaii Italy Japan Pacific Ocean
  • The Japanese ship, Suez Maru, carrying troops as well as 200 Japanese, 422 British, and 127 Dutch sick and wounded, was torpedoed by submarine USS Bonefish in the Java sea. Many were trapped in the holds and drowned, but others take to the water. A Japanese minesweeper in escort picked up nearly 300 of its own nationals but left between 200 and 250 Allied prisoners threshing in the sea. The minesweeper then began shooting the defenceless swimmers. One unconfirmed source claimed there was one survivor, British soldier Kenneth Thomas, who was picked up 24 hours later by Australian minesweeper HMAS Ballarat en route to Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), though most other sources noted that all prisoners perished. 69 Japanese were killed in the sinking. ww2dbase [Java Sea | AC, CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 29 Nov 1943
African-American US Army nurses receiving mail from home, 268th Station Hospital, Australia, 29 Nov 1943; 3 of the nurses were Lts. Prudence L. Burns, Inez Holmes, and Birdie E. BrownJoseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill on the portico of the Soviet Embassy during the Tehran Conference, Iran, 29 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill on the portico of the Soviet Embassy during the Tehran Conference, Iran, 29 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2

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