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1 Dec 1944
  • Jules Bastin passed away in the Groß-Rosen Concentration Camp in Germany. ww2dbase [Jules Bastin | CPC]
  • HMS King George V departed Alexandria, Egypt. ww2dbase [King George V | CPC]
  • Malaya was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Malaya | CPC]
  • U-869 was assigned to the German Navy 33rd Submarine Flotilla. ww2dbase [U-869 | CPC]
  • Chinese troops captured Chefang, Yunnan Province, China. ww2dbase [Salween Offensive | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack attacked a Japanese destroyer in the Kurile Islands; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Skipjack | 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 [Walther Schellenberg | CPC]
Caroline Islands Greece
  • 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 [Athens | AC]
Hungary Japan Pacific Ocean Philippines
  • USS Gunnel embarked 11 US naval aviators at Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Gunnel | Palawan | CPC]
Poland Russia
  • 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 [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Proteus departed Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Proteus | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1944
Members of the US 22nd Infantry Regiment holding the line during heavy fighting near Großhau, Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, 1 Dec 1944. Note the M1917 machine gun and M1 Garand rifles.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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