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30 Nov 1944
  • Sakawa was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Gar arrived at Mios Woendi, Biak Islands, ending her fourtheenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • U-869 was detached from the German Navy 4th Submarine Flotilla. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ivan Bagramyan was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the second time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 146 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese Navy landing ship No. 184 Transferred to the Army, SB craft.was completed and was transferred to the Army as a SB craft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish sank Japanese transport Dairen Maru in the Yellow Sea, hitting her with 1 of 5 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Former commandant and guards of Majdanek Concentration Camp were put on trial in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket at Shooters Hill, London, England, United Kingdom at 0100 hours, killing 23. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • At a cost of 9,000,000 (excluding the cost of her guns and their mountings), Britain's last Battleship, HMS Vanguard, was launched at Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom. Too late to see service in World War II, Vanguard would eventually be completed in Apr 1946. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • Production of P-40 fighters ceased. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1944
Admiral William Halsey having Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of battleship USS New Jersey, his flagship, 30 Nov 1944Oil being unloaded from the SS Fort Cataraqui in the Belgian port of Antwerp, 30 Nov 1944; this was the first ship to berth at the port following the opening of the Scheldt EstuaryPvt Walter Prsybyla of B Btry, 37th Field Artillery Regt, US 2nd Inf Div writing Christmas cards for friends and family from an artillery ammunition storehouse, Heckhalenfeld, Germany, 30 Nov 1944USS North Carolina (in early pattern Ms32/18d camouflage) receiving fuel from USS Neches (in measure 32 design 5AO camouflage), Pacific Ocean, 30 Nov 1944
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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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945