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30 Nov 1943
  • USS Tang was delivered to the US Navy. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki was assigned to Destroyer Division 30 of Destroyer Squadron 3 of the Eighth Fleet. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | CPC]
  • Remy Van Lierde shot down a German Bf 110 fighter, which was his sixth and final kill. ww2dbase [Remy Van Lierde | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish departed for her eighth war patrol with Lieutenant Commander R. D. Risser in command. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • ww2dbase [Léon Degrelle | CPC]
Alaska
  • USS Luce began a period of anti-submarine patrol off Attu in the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Luce | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • After dark, Australian Beaufort aircraft from Goodenough Island off the tip of Australian Papua attacked Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
  • In the early morning, a US Navy PBY aircraft sank Japanese passenger ship Himalaya Maru 10 miles south of New Hanover Island in the Bismarck Islands. Many of the 2,400 passengers were killed, while the rest were rescued by other ships in the convoy. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany Hawaii India
  • Kamoi departed Car Nicobar, Andaman Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Italy Marshall Islands
  • Naka departed Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
Poland Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Ryozo Fukuda was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | CPC]
United States
  • Submarine Golet was commissioned into service at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States with Lieutenant Commander James M. Clement in command. ww2dbase [Golet | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1943
US Marine WAVES Aviation MachinistWAVES Aviation MachinistThe largest of 37 American cemeteries at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; this cemetery was tended by US Navy Carpenter
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30 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944