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29 Nov 1943
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Hornet (Essex-class) was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed the Gilbert Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cod attacked Japanese merchant ships but was not able to observe the results. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pompon departed Fremantle, Australia for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Rock completed a journey down the Mississippi River and arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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. Of the 549 British and Dutch prisoners, there was only one survivor, Kenneth Thomas, who was picked up twenty-four hours later by an Australian ship. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 11th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Two men of CASU-34 arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • British troops captured Mezzagrogna and Santa Maria in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • American B-29 bombers attacked the Nakajima factory outside Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United States
  • USS Mingo entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States for overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Nov 1943
Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill on the portico of the Russian Embassy during the Tehran Conference, 29 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2African-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. BrownStalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill on the portico of the Russian Embassy during the Tehran Conference, 29 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2Joseph Stalin, Mohammad-Reza Shah, and Vyacheslav Molotov, Tehran, Iran, late Nov or early Dec 1943

29 Nov 1943 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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