5 Nov 1944
  • British troops began landing at Salonika, Greece. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German 4.Armee recaptured Goldap, East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington (CV-16) was damaged by a kamikaze special attack. ww2dbase [Lexington (Essex-class) | AC, DS]
Caroline Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Ulithi | DS]
Germany Italy Japan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Yokosuka, Japan for her 22th voyage with the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Commander Tsuruzo Shimizu was made the Chief Equipping Officer of I-14. ww2dbase [I-14 | CPC]
  • Kamoi departed Osaka, Japan at 1449 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Osaka | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Makin Island arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Makin Island | Eniwetok | DS]
  • Cruisers USS St. Louis and Pasadena arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands, refueled, and departed the same day bound for Ulithi in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga launched Air Group 80 aircraft for strikes on Manila and surrounding targets on Luzon, Philippine Islands; 10 men and 5 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Albert O. Vorse, Jr. | DS]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese airfields on Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • While in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, Nachi survived the first two waves of a US Navy carrier attack, but was caught by about 60 aircraft from a third wave from USS Ticonderoga and USS Lexington at 1250 hours. She was disabled by five bombs and two or three torpedoes. At 1400 hours, she was able to even her list and prepared to be towed away by destroyer Akebono. At 1445 hours, another wave from USS Lexington hit Nachi with five torpedoes, twenty bombs, and sixteen rockets. Nachi sank at 1450 hours. 807, including Captain Enpei Kanoka, were killed; 220 survived. ww2dbase [Nachi | Manila Bay | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit Collier Row in Essex County near London (now a part of London), England, United Kingdom at 0035 hours. Another rocket hit Penhurst, Kent, southern England at 0130 hours. At 0745, a third rocket hit Tooting Bec Common in southwest London. A fourth rocket hit an iron bridge in Southwark Park Road, Bermundsey, London at 1045 hours, damaging 250 feet of railway. At 1713 hours, yet another rocket hit Grovedale Road, Islington, London, killing 31 and seriously injuring 84. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 2 | V-Weapons Campaign | England | CPC]
  • Another disastrous night for the Luftwaffe with a further 5 Heinkel bombers launching V-1 flying bombs lost. Two were victims of 68 squadron's Mosquito aircraft and another being brought down by Squadron Leader Bill Maguire DFC (with Flight Officer W. D. Jones DFC) in their Beaufighter aircraft. 17 crews from German Luftwaffe 11/KG53 airborne that night was instructed to carry out attacks on Portsmouth in southern Britain; none of the bombs hit the town. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | England | HM]
United States Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1944
M4 Sherman tank machine gunner US Army Corporal Carlton Chapman in his tank near Nancy, France, 5 Nov 1944American troops surrounded by German troops receiving D-ration chocolate bars and halazone water-purification tablets inside 105mm shells fired from howitzers, Belmont sector, France, 5 Nov 1944A Japanese special attack A6M aircraft crashing close aboard the starboard side of the carrier Ticonderoga off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. Photo 3 of 3.A Japanese special attack A6M aircraft crashing close aboard the starboard side of the carrier Ticonderoga off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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