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1 Dec 1944
  • Malaya was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack attacked a Japanese destroyer in the Kurile Islands; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • HMS King George V departed Alexandria, Egypt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • U-869 was assigned to the German Navy 33rd Submarine Flotilla. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jules Bastin passed away in the Groß-Rosen Concentration Camp in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chinese troops captured Chefang, Yunnan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Walther Schellenberg was given command of the anti-Soviet counterintelligence units Walli I and Walli III, which he combined into Branch F of the Militärisches Amt (Mil Amt). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Astoria conducted training operations off Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Georgios Siantos, one of the Greek Communist ELAS leaders, began moving Andarte divisions towards Athens, Greece. Other communist leaders, having at first agreed to the offensive, then began to have second thoughts. Their indecisiveness allowing General Ronald Scobie, the Commander of British Frces in Greece, a chance to recover and, with the deployment of the British 4th Division, brought in by air, drive the communists out of Athens and ultimately to sue for peace. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Hungarian Second Army was disbanded due to heavy casualties; the surviving units were incorporated into the Hungarian Third Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 144 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Segundo arrived on station in the Luzon Strait ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel embarked 11 US naval aviators at Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Himmler ordered the crematoriums and gas chambers of Auschwitz Concentration Camp dismantled and blown up. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Lieutenant General Ivan Gorbatyuk was named the head of the Soviet Directorate of the NKVD Troops for Guarding the Rear of the Red Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Takao Naval Air Group was established at Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Proteus departed Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1944
P-38 Lightning aircraft at rest on an airstrip in Chico, California, United States, 1 Dec 1944

1 Dec 1944 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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945