29 Oct 1944
  • Captain and Surgeon Shunroku Kagiyama became the commanding officer of hospital ship Hikawa Maru. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Operation Obviate: 39 British Lancaster bombers attacked German battleship Tirpitz, scoring one near miss 15 meters to port. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | CPC]
  • The Köln, Germany archive noted that, overnight, British bombers dropped about 4,000 high explosive bombs and 200,000 incendiary bombs on the city. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Allied troops captured Breda, the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Battle of the Scheldt Estuary | CPC]
  • Dr. Graeme Warrack, a RAMC Colonel with 1st Airborne Division, who had been in hiding after the last Arnhem casualties in the Netherlands were transferred from hospital to POW camps, escaped and eventually, with the help of the Dutch Resistance, made his way back into the Allied lines. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Major Fred Bollmann and Oberleutnant Werner Thoß of the German Kampfgeschwader 55 wing were awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Lavrentiy Beria informed Joseph Stalin that two NKVD regiments were being relocated to the Bialystok, Poland area to bolster total NKVD strength in the region to 4,000 men. The troops were used to suppress the activities of the Polish Home Army. ww2dbase [Lavrentiy Beria | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands and joined Task Force 38 of Task Group 38.3. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Ulithi | DS]
Germany
  • Leutnant ALfred Shreiber, flying a Me 262 jet fighter, shot down a P-38 or F-5 Lightning aircraft. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sterlet sank a small Japanese freighter in the Pacific Ocean with four torpedoes (all missed) and her deck guns. ww2dbase [Sterlet | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Boarfish departed New London, Connecticut, United States for the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Boarfish | CPC]
Philippines
  • While in the drydock at No. 103 Repair Facility at Cavite, Philippine Islands, she was hit by a bomb and was strafed by a US Navy carrier aircraft, killing 53. ww2dbase [Nachi | Cavite | CPC]
  • Kamoi disembarked the last of her cargo of heavy oil and took on ammunition while at Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
  • Damaged cruisers Kumano and Nachi are attacked by American carrier aircraft while in Manila Bay, Philippines. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Nachi | Manila, Luzon | DS]
Thailand
  • British Lieutenant Tony Eldridge led two Mk II Chariot manned torpedoes into the harbor of Pluket, Thailand and sank two ships. ww2dbase [Chariot-class | Pluket | AC]
United Kingdom US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 29 Oct 1944
A member of the 131st Field Artillery Battalion loading a 105mm shell packed with D-ration chocolate bars for an infantry battalion cut off in the Belmont Sector, France, 29 Oct 1944Units of the Canadian 4th Armoured Division into Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, 29 Oct 1944

29 Oct 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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