6 Nov 1944
  • USS Sargent Bay departed to deliver aircraft to Philippine Islands area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack damaged a Japanese transport east of Hokkaido, Japan, hitting her with one of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray attacked a Japanese convoy escorted by two cruiser, escorting vessels, and aircraft in the Philippine Islands; she fired four torpedoes, one damaging cruiser Kumano. When diving to escape the counterattack, she hit ground, causing flooding in the torpedo room. When she rose to periscope depth and observed Kumano being towed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tirante was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander George L. Street III in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German garrison at Middelburg, the Netherlands surrendered to the Allies. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Bombers of the No. 550 Squadron RAF attacked Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Airman John Riley Bryne noted in his diary that "[i]t was really wonderful experience to see hundreds of kite's [sic] attacking the hun". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The wolfpack consisted of submarines USS Batfish, USS Guitarro, USS Bream, USS Raton, and USS Ray attacked Japanese convoy Ma-Ta 31 off Luzon, Philippine Islands. USS Guitarro scored three torpedo hits (nine torpedoes were expended) on Kumano while USS Ray's attack disabled the light cruiser. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) left Ulithi, Caroline Islands for the Philippines. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Jewish terrorists murdered Lord Moyne in Cairo, Egypt. ww2dbase [AC]
  • US pilot 1st Lieutenant William Quinn, flying a P-47 fighter, shot down a German Me 262 jet fighter. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Captain Charles Yeager of USAAF 357th Fighter Group shot down a German Me 262 fighter while it was landing at Achmer Airfield in Germany; the German pilot, Oberfeldwebel Freutzer, survived the crash caused by the wing being shot off by Yeager. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Observation Fighting Squadron 1 (VOF-1) on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a transport in the Philippine Sea between Taiwan and the Philippine Islands, claiming 1 hit on a transport. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga launched Air Group 80 aircraft for strikes on Manila and surrounding targets on Luzon, Philippine Islands, destroying 35 Japanese aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese airfields on Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied convoy JW-61A arrived at Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket fired from the Hague, the Netherlands intended for London, England, United Kingdom went astray, hitting Biscot Road, Luton 32 miles north of London instead. It killed 19 people and injured 196, while destroying 17 houses and damaging 1,500 others. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • Yugoslav partisans captured Monastir, Yugoslavia (now Bitola, Macedonia) which gave them complete control over the Greco-Yugoslav border. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1944
A Bren gunner of the United Kingdom 8th Royal Scots at Moostdijk, Netherlands, 6 Nov 1944Commander Air Group 80, Commander Albert O. Vorse, discussing the results of the 6 Nov 1944 raid on Manila with Rear Admiral Arthur W. Radford, right, aboard the USS Ticonderoga.Captain Dixie Kiefer in battle dress on the command bridge of USS Ticonderoga during the launching of aircraft against Luzon, Philippines, Nov 6, 1944.

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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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