Diary November 1, 1944
War Diary for Wednesday, November 1, 1944:
An British LCT and smaller landing crafts are landing troops at West Chapel on Walcheren to open entrance to river Scheldt and thus to the port of Antwerp.
British infantry and Commandos land on Walcheren (Operation Infatuate): German garrison surrenders on November 8.
Pacific: First of 9,000 paper balloons, carrying bombs, released near Tokyo (small number reach North America, but only 6 people killed).
B-29 ‘Tokyo Rose’ of 3rd PR Squadron makes first reconnaissance over Tokyo since 1942.
Germany: 541 RAF bombers attacking Cologne and dropping 2,383 t of bombs.
British patrols reach Salonika.
International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago.