War Diary November 30, 1944

Pile of rubble of a downed B-17

War Diary for Thursday, November 30, 1944: Air War Germany: 8th USAAF encounters severe flak during raids on oil plants in Leipzig area (53 planes lost). RAF drops 2,000 t. bombs on Duisburg. RAF drops 14,312 t. bombs on German… learn more

War Diary November 29, 1944

Heavy 8-wheel armored cars SdKfz 232

War Diary for Wednesday, November 29, 1944: Russian Front Russian and Yugoslav forces capture Mohacs and Pecs, after crossing river Danube south of Budapest. Sea War Pacific: Giant Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano sunk by US submarine Archerfish. Air War Germany:… learn more

War Diary November 28, 1944

Panther turrets used in Siegfried Line

War Diary for Tuesday, November 28, 1944: Western Front 3rd US Army (Patton) holds now 42-km wide salient inside West Germany (Saar) – in front of the Siegfried Line. 9th US Army patrols reach river Roer. Sea War First Allied… learn more

War Diary November 27, 1944

Mitsubishi G3M

War Diary for Monday, November 27, 1944: Air War Germany: Very heavy day and night raids on marshalling yards in Western Germany. Freiburg severely damaged in night raid. Pacific: Second B-29 Superfortress raid on the Musashi plant, Tokyo. Japanese retaliatory… learn more

War Diary November 26, 1944

Fire positions for V-2 rockets in Wassenaar

War Diary for Sunday, November 26, 1944: Air War Germany: 8th USAAF attacks Misburg oil plant (Hanover), Hamm marshalling yards and Bielefeld railway viaduct; claims 138 fighters destroyed for loss of 36 bombers and 7 fighters. RAF bombers attacking Munich… learn more

War Diary November 25, 1944

V-2 is erected with its transport skeleton

War Diary for Saturday, November 25, 1944: Air War Germany: Massive 8th USAAF raids on Leuna oil plant and Bingen marshall­ing yards. Britain: V-2 hits crowded Woolworth department store in Deptford (East London) where are 160 killed. Italy British 8th… learn more

War Diary November 24, 1944

B-24H Liberator en route for Germany

War Diary for Friday, November 24, 1944: Sea War Atlantic: RCN corvette Shawinigan sunk by German U-boat U-1228 in Cabot Straits (between C. Breton Island and Newfoundland). 91 killed; no survivors. Air War Pacific – FIRST B-29 RAID ON TOKYO.… learn more

War Diary November 23, 1944

French soldiers in Strasbourg.

War Diary for Thursday, November 23, 1944: Western Front French and American forces enter Strasbourg. Russian Front Russians take Cop (Slovakia). Sea War Pacific: British Eastern Fleet abolished. Older ships plus escort carriers to form ‘British East Indies Fleet’; modern… learn more

War Diary November 22, 1944

Us soldiers check houses at Metz for enemy 'stay-behinds'.

War Diary for Wednesday, November 22, 1944: Western Front Americans secure Metz. US 1st and 9th Armies capture Eschweiler. Air War Germany: 237 RAF bombers attacking Aschaffenburg and dropping 1,360 t of bombs. learn more

War Diary November 21, 1944

battleship kongo

War Diary for Tuesday, November 21, 1944: Sea War Pacific: Japanese Battleship Kongo sunk by US submarine Sealion II, near Formosa. Air War Germany: 247 RAF night bombers breach Dortmund-Ems and Mittelland canals (night November 21-22). Home Fronts France: Death… learn more

War Diary November 20, 1944

French soldier captures German late 1944

War Diary for Monday, November 20, 1944: Western Front Tanks of French 1st Army drive through Belfort Gap and reach upper Rhine. Sea War Pacific: Kaiten ‘suicide torpedo’ sinks US naval tanker Mississinewa in Ulithi Atoll. Home Fronts China: Chiang… learn more

War Diary November 19, 1944

M8 75mm HMC at Setterich, Germany

War Diary for Sunday, November 19, 1944: Western Front British and US troops capture Geilenkirchen, north of Aachen. Occupied countries Albania: Hodja’s Partisans liberate Tirana. Home Fronts USA: Cost of the war now running at $250 million per day. Air… learn more

War Diary November 18, 1944

Lancaster lands on 'Fido' equipped airfield.

War Diary for Saturday, November 18, 1944: Air War Germany: 291 RAF bombers attacking Münster and dropping 1,694 t of bombs. Home Fronts USA: Cost of living has risen 29% since January 1941. learn more

War Diary November 17, 1944

swearing in of the Volkssturm Hannover

War Diary for Friday, November 17, 1944: Western Front 1st US Army captures Gressenich, 16 km east of Aachen. Sea War Pacific: Japanese aircraft carrier Shinyo sunk by US submarine Spadefish. learn more

War Diary November 16, 1944

B-17G of 381stBG 1944

War Diary for Thursday, November 16, 1944: Air War Germany: 10,000 t. bombs dropped from 1,200 8th USAAF planes and 1,100 Lancaster and Halifax bombers obliterate fortified towns of Düren, Julich and Heinsberg and defence line west of Düren (east… learn more

War Diary November 15, 1944

German searchlight Scheinwerfer 37

War Diary for Wednesday, November 15, 1944: Air War Germany: 177 RAF bombers attacking Dortmund and dropping 904 t of bombs. Western Front French 1st Army attacks in Jura Mountains. Home Fronts USA: Senior commanders of armed forces promoted en… learn more

War Diary November 14, 1944

Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory

War Diary for Tuesday, November 14, 1944: Western Front British 2nd Army attacks German pocket west of river Maas. Home Fronts Britain: ACM Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, designated Allied Air C-in-C Southeast Asia, presumed killed in air crash (wreckage discovered in… learn more

War Diary November 13, 1944

French soldier with Sten gun winter 1944-45

War Diary for Monday, November 13, 1944: Western Front Churchill visits French troops in the Vosges. Sea War 3 Liberty ships torpedoed by U-boat U-978 in English Channel. learn more

War Diary November 12, 1944

capsized battleship 'Tirpitz'

War Diary for Sunday, November 12, 1944: Air War GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ SUNK at Tromsö (902 killed) by 21 Lancaster bombers of Nos. 9 and 617 Sqns., RAF, carrying 12,000-lb. bombs. Allied bombers attack Brenner Pass railway. Germany: 228 RAF… learn more

War Diary November 11, 1944

V2 before launching

War Diary for Saturday, November 11, 1944: China Japanese capture Kweilin and Liuchow air bases; Americans have previously rendered Liuchow unusable. Home Fronts France: Churchill and Eden attend Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris. Britain: Newspaper reports about the previously unknown… learn more