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5 Dec 1944
  • The Japanese Navy 12th Air Fleet was reorganized to contain two air groups and one base force. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Two BQ-7 drones were launched against targets in Germany. Both crashed outside of Haldorf, Germany, their secondary target. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii and disembarked the aircraft she was ferrying. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Two Soviet Armies under General Malinovsky advanced 60 miles in Romania and Hungary in 8 days. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Brazilian Expeditionary Force was given the order to capture Monte Della Torraca southwest of Bologna, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Cero entered Mare Island Navy Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Freeland A. Daubin was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Dec 1944
Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 5Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 5Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 5Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 4 of 5
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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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935