6 Nov 1944
  • USS Tirante was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander George L. Street III in command. ww2dbase [Tirante | CPC]
  • The German garrison at Middelburg, the Netherlands surrendered to the Allies. ww2dbase [Battle of the Scheldt Estuary | 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 [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | 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 [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack damaged a Japanese transport east of Hokkaido, Japan, hitting her with one of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Skipjack | 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 [Ray | CPC]
Caroline Islands Egypt
  • Jewish terrorists murdered Lord Moyne in Cairo, Egypt. ww2dbase [Cairo | 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 [Charles Yeager | Bramsche, Weser-Ems | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against rail facilities in Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Hamburg | DS]
Hawaii Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Kure, Japan, arriving at Otake, Japan later on the same day. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • Kamoi arrived at Teshio Bay, Japan at 1503 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Teshio Bay | CPC]
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 [Haddock | Philippine Sea | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga launched Air Group 80 aircraft for strikes on Manila and surrounding targets on Luzon, Philippine Islands, destroying 35 Japanese aircraft. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese airfields on Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • Kumano‚Äôs convoy was attacked by a wolfpack of four United States submarines Guitarro, Bream, Raton, and Ray off Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines. Kumano was struck by two torpedoes that blew off her replacement bow section and flooded her engine rooms. Doryo Maru towed Kumano to Dasol Bay, Luzon. ww2dbase [Guitarro | Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Bream | Raton | Ray | Luzon | DS]
Russia 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 [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | Luton, England | CPC]
Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1944
Near collision between two Casablanca-class escort carriers at Ulithi, 6 Nov 1944. USS Bismarck Sea broke loose from her anchor and drifted to within 15 feet of USS Sargent Bay (foreground) before regaining control.A Bren gunner of the United Kingdom 8th Royal Scots at Moostdijk, Netherlands, 6 Nov 1944Commander Air Group 80, Lt 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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