15 Nov 1885

Poland
  • Boleslaw Duch was born in the Poland region of the Russian Empire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1891

Germany
  • Erwin Rommel was born in Heidenheim an der Brenz near Ulm in the Duchy of Swabia in the Kingdom of Wüttemberg in southwestern Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • W. Averell Harriman was born in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1906

United States
  • Curtis LeMay was born in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1906 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1907
  • Claus von Stauffenberg was born. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1911
  • Erwin Rommel graduated from the Royal Officer Cadet School in Danzig. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1917
  • Ira Eaker, until this point a second lieutenant in the reserve, received a commission in the Regular Army of the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1919

Lithuania
  • Roderick Carr joined the air arm of the Lithuanian Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1920 Danzig
  • The Free City of Danzig was created. ww2dbase [CPC]
15 Nov 1922
  • A General election in the United Kingdom (the first since the establishment of the Irish Free State) saw the Conservative Party returned to Government. However (for the first time) a divided Liberal Party was beaten into third place by the Labour Party. ww2dbase [AC]
15 Nov 1924 France
  • Lorraine began a period of refitting. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1924
Yubari anchored in a harbor in Japan, 15 Nov 1924; lower left inscription noted
15 Nov 1927

Japan Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Tadashi Kurata was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1927 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1930

China
  • He Yingqin stepped down as a member of the military logistics committee. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Rear Admiral Kentaro Kojima was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Clarence Tinker was named the commanding officer of the newly formed 20th Pursuit Group based at Mather Airfield, Sacramento, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1930 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1931
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer was ordained at the St. Matthew's Church in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chinese General Ma Zhanshan of Heilongjiang Province rejected the Japanese ultimatum. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1932
  • Indianapolis was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Captain Rokukichi Takeda was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 2. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Yoshinobu Shishido was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1932 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1933
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 23. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of heavy cruiser Takao. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was promoted to the rank of rear admiral and was named the chief instructor of the Japanese Naval War College. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • The keel of Montcalm was laid down by Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée at La Seyne-sur-Mer, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Yoshiyuki Niyama was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1933 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1934
  • Captain Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of the battleship Yamashiro. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Masanao Tanba was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Isoroku Yamamoto was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe was transferred out of Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 23. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of battleship Yamashiro. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Vice Admiral Kichijiro Hamada succeeded Vice Admiral Yurikazu Edahara as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Seizaburo Kobayashi was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Hiroshi Ono was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1934 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1935
  • Captain Kikuji Okuda was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of rear admiral and was placed in command of the First Minelayer Squadron. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Admiral Hideho Wada succeeded Vice Admiral Kichijiro Hamada as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara was named Wada's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • The League of Nations placed economic sanctions on Italy for aggressions against Abyssinia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Philippines
  • The Commonwealth of the Philippines was inaugurated. ww2dbase [CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Senzo Wada was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1935
First inauguration of Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Quezon, Legislative Building, Manila, Philippine Islands, 15 Nov 1935Manuel Quezon climbing the stairs of Malacañang Palace for the first time as the president, Manila, Philippine Islands, 15 Nov 1935

15 Nov 1935 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1936
  • The German Condor Legion went into action for the first time, supporting further Nationalist operations to capture Madrid. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1937
  • Chen Changjie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commandant of the mine warfare school. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Montcalm was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cruiser Georges Leygues was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Gloire was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1938
  • Captain Aritomo Goto was named the commanding officer of battleship Mutsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tamon Yamaguchi was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Takeo Takagi was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of the 3rd Cruiser Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato succeeded Vice Admiral Masaichi Maeda as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • In Germany, Jewish children were expelled from schools. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Sonosuke Kobayashi was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Spain
  • The International Brigades paraded through Barcelona, Spain before being disbanded. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Goro Hara was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1938 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1939
  • Repair ship Akashi was assigned to the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Katsuji Hattori was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. The ship was assigned to the newly established Fourth Fleet which was to be based in Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Anticipating Adolf Hitler's wishes, Erich Raeder asked his staff officers to evaluate the possibility of an invasion of Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Koichi Shiozawa was promtoed to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya succeeded Vice Admiral Ichiro Sato as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Rear Admiral Isamu Takeda was named Hosogaya's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Tamotsu Takama was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Jews living in Reichsgau Wartheland (former Polish territory, annexed into Germany) began to be deported into the General Government region of former Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Ibo Takahashi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. Rear Admiral Akira Matsuzaki was named his Chief of Staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka stepped down as the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Squalus was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1939
Italian battleship Impero being preparing for launching, Genoa, Italy, 15 Nov 1939The Launching of Italian battleship Impero, Genoa, Italy, 15 Nov 1939

15 Nov 1939 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1940
  • Captain Tamotsu Furukawa was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. The ship was officially re-rated as a flying boat tender on this date. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Isoroku Yamamoto was promoted to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A convoy of 5 transports, escorted by British warships, departed from Alexandra, Egypt for Pireaus, Greece, carrying 4,230 troops, 700 trucks, gasoline, and other supplies. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-65 sank British ship Kohinur 200 miles southwest of Sierra Leone at 1511 hours; 17 were killed. As Norwegian tanker Havbør stopped to pick up the 68 survivors, U-65 attacked her with a torpedo at 1816 hours, igniting her cargo of 11,500 tons of cruide oil, killing 28 of her crew and 31 survivors of Kohinur. Only 36 from Kohinur and 4 from Havbør would ultimately survive. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British tug HMS Guardsman hit a mine and sank in the mouth of the Thames Estuary, England, United Kingdom, killing 2. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of Japanese Navy Destroyer Squadron 6. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Vice Admiral Teruhisa Komatsu succeeded Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Military Port (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • A heavy British air raid on Hamburg, Germany caused extensive damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan
  • Akagi was assigned as special duty ship in Yokosuka Naval District, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Tenryu began a period of modernization, replacing her coal boilers and receiving better anti-aircraft weaponry. Captain Yuji Takahishi was named her new commanding officer. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Tamotsu Takama was named the commanding officer of Nachi. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Tsunejiro Ishii was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Rear Admiral Shigeki Ando was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy Genzan Air Group was established at Genzan Airfield, Japanese-occupied Korea. The unit began its service as a part of the Second Air Fleet, with 33 G3M1 bombers and 25 A5M4 fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • The Warsaw ghetto in Poland was sealed from the rest of the city, enclosing 400,000 Jews inside. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]

15 Nov 1940 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1941
  • Lieutenant Henry Drummond Campsie was named the commanding officer of HMCS Trillium. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Panzergruppen 1, 2, and 3, with 2, 4, and 9.Armeen, resumed the attack on Moscow, Russia. Soviet 30th Army was pushed back from the Volga Reservoir and Moscow Sea Reservoir areas 75 miles north of Moscow. Across the Eastern Front, the temperature fell to -20 degrees Celsius, freezing both men and machines; the German offensive was generally slowed to a yard-by-yard advance from this date on. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, AC]
  • US Army dispatched troops to Dutch Guiana to protect bauxite mines; this was agreed upon by the Dutch government-in-exile. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Saburo Kurusu arrived in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-752 attempted to attack Soviet minelayer ZM-93 Jushar southeast of Murmansk, Russia at 1700 hours, but escorting minesweeping trawler T-889 forced U-752 to dive. At 1849 hours, U-752 fired a torpedo at T-889, sinking her and killing all 43 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-583 collided with U-153 and sank 90 miles northeast of Danzig at 2148 hours, killing all 45 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was named the commanding officer of the 5th Squadron of the Nachtjagdgeschwader 2 wing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Greenland
  • The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett completed its evaluation at the village of Ikateq near Angmagssalik, Greenland and departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Mediterranean Sea
  • Italian SM.79 torpedo bombers sank British freighter Empire Defender of the Operation Astrologer convoy near the Galite Islands off the Tunisian coast, killing 4. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Erich Mußfeldt was transferred from Auschwitz Concentration Camp to Majdanek Concentration Camp as the chief of the crematorium. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Puerto Rico
  • US 22nd and 23rd Fighter Squadrons, both operating P-40 Warhawk fighters, was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • German Luftwaffe III./KG 4 arrived at Pskov (German: Pleskau), Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Free French Air Force pilots formed the Paris and Versailles squadrons. They operated out of Britain, flying Blenheim and Hurricane aircraft. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt had lunch with Princess Märtha of Sweden (Crown Princess of Norway) at the White House in Washington DC, United States, followed by a private showing of the film Dumbo. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1941
Russian civilians digging trenches in Moscow, Russia, 15 Nov 1941

15 Nov 1941 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1942
  • Captain Katsuji Hattori was named the commanding officer of light carrier Hosho. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Allied forces captured Derna, Libya, along with the nearby Martuba airfield, which immediately became the new forward base for conducting air operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British troops captured Tebarka, Tunisia and American paratroopers captured Youks-les-Bains, Algeria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US B-24 bombers attacked the Buin-Faisi anchorage near the under-construction Japanese airfield at Munda Point, Bougainville, Solomon Islands; the attack resulted in minimal damage to the Japanese while two US aircraft were lost (1 to battle damage, another in an emergency landing on a beach). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Karl Burk was awarded the German Cross in Gold. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US battleship Washington sank Japanese battleship Kirishima by gunfire off Savo Island in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | AC, CPC]
  • Tenryu arrived at Shortland Island, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended in the early hours of the day, with the Americans fighting off the Japanese attack with effective use of radar; four surviving Japanese transports were able to accomplish their missions by delivering 2,000 troops to Guadalcanal, albeit without most of their heavy equipment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Henderson Field a Marine Corps Air Base and was placed under the command of Colonel William Fox. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
France
  • Gabriel Auphan attempted, in failure, to convince Jean de Laborde to sail the French fleet out of Toulon, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
French Morocco
  • USS Ancon arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. Later on the same day, she departed as a part of a convoy sailing for Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In Britain, church bells pealed for the first time since Jun 1940 to celebrate Montgomery's British 8th Army's victory at El Alamein, Egypt. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • The TDN assault drone took its first flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1942
Two beached Japanese transports burning after US aerial attack near Tassafaroga, Guadalcanal, 15 Nov 1942Map depicting Japanese attack and withdraw over the Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea, 18 Sep-15 Nov 1942View of port side 40mm Bofors mount aboard USS North Carolina, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 15 Nov 1942View of starboard side 40mm Bofors mount aboard USS North Carolina, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 15 Nov 1942
See all photos dated 15 Nov 1942

15 Nov 1942 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1943
  • Shinyo was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion patrolled off Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British attempt to retake Leros, Greece failed. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Allied Expeditionary Air Force was formed in preparation for the eventual invasion of northern Europe. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Raymond Wheeler was named the principal administrative officer of the Allied South East Command. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Pierre Barjot was promoted to the rank of captain in the Free French Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • US Fifth Army's offensive was halted in southern Italy. Far to the north, a state of emergency was declared in Milan due to civil unrest. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-54A departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1943
Cuttlefish off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 3Cuttlefish off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 3Cuttlefish off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Nov 1943, photo 3 of 3An American aircraft carrier deck crewman resting between aircraft landings, off Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, circa Nov 1943
See all photos dated 15 Nov 1943

15 Nov 1943 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1944
  • Light carrier Ryuho disembarked Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa and was relieved of duty as the admiral's flagship. As the Mobile Fleet was disbanded, she was transferred to Carrier Division 1 of the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Seisho Maru departed from Moji, Japan with convoy MI-27 for Miri, Borneo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara was commissioned into service with Commander A. F. Schade in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Georgia
  • Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of over 115,000 Meskhetian Turks from southern Georgia to Central Asia. Somewhere between 30,000 to 50,000 deportees would die of starvation during transit. No reason was given for the deportation; historians speculated that it was part of Stalin's preparations against a possible war with Turkey some time in the future. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of over 115,000 Meskhetians from their homeland in southern Georgia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
India
  • Oliver Leese set up his headquarters at Barrackpore, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Unryu was assigned to Carrier Division 1. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 145 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese Navy pilot Ensign Katsuo Takahashi was dispatched to Aichi's factory to take delivery of a completed Seiran aircraft for flight testing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Kete reached her patrol area in the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese patrol vessel in the Pacific Ocean with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1944
African-American soldiers of the US Army 477th Antiaircraft Artillery, Air Warning Battalion studying maps, Oro Bay, New Guinea, 15 Nov 1944Navy Lt Bob Elder in a P-51D Mustang modified with a tailhook aboard the carrier Shangra-La for testing, 15 Nov 1944.USAAF 3rd Bomb Group personnel aboard a transport sailing from Hollandia in Dutch New Guinea to Leyte in Philippine Islands, mid-Nov 1944USAAF 3rd Bomb Group personnel aboard a transport sailing from Hollandia in Dutch New Guinea to Leyte in Philippine Islands, mid-Nov 1944
See all photos dated 15 Nov 1944

15 Nov 1944 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1945
  • Captain Edmund Wooldridge stepped down as the commanding officer of USS New Jersey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Seal was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US, Britain, and Canada called for a UN Atomic Energy Commission. ww2dbase [CPC]
Guam
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived in Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan United States
  • Captain Arnold H. Newcomb was name the commanding officer of USS New Mexico at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS San Diego exited drydock No. 2 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Portland departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States bound for Le Havre, France as part of Operation Magic Carpet to bring US troops home. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Permit was decommissioned from service at Boston Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wasp departed New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1945
Warped staircase at the Asano Library in Hiroshima, Japan, 15 Nov 1945

15 Nov 1945 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1946
  • USS Boarfish set sail for San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Francis Tuker was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1947

Hawaii
  • USS Sterlet departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Boarfish arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

15 Nov 1947 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1948

Canada
  • French-Canadian politician Louis St. Laurent was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Canada. ww2dbase [AC]
15 Nov 1950
  • Soviet destroyer Zhguchi, on loan from the United Kingdom since 17 Jul 1944, was returned to the United Kingdom and reverted to her British name of HMS Leamington. ww2dbase [CPC]
15 Nov 1960

United States
  • USS Springer completed her modernization at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1966

Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Wasp recovered astronauts Captain James Lovell and Major Edwin Aldrin of the Gemini XII space program in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts, United States was added to the US National Register of Historic Places. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

15 Nov 1966 Interactive Map

15 Nov 1968

Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1968
USS Intrepid in the South China Sea, 15 Nov 1968
15 Nov 1969

United States
  • USS Preston was decommissioned from service; her final commanding officer was Commander John A. Coinier. The ship was struck from the US Navy Register. Later on the same day, Preston was transferred to Turkey, whose navy would operate her under the name Icel (D 344). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1972
15 Nov 2011

Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 2011
Japanese defensive structure at the former Taichu Airfield, Taichung, Taiwan, 15 Nov 2011

15 Nov 2011 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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