7 Nov 1944
  • Captain L. E. Gehres relieved Captain J. M. Shoemaker as the commanding officer of USS Franklin. ww2dbase [Franklin | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected to serve his fourth term as the President of the United States. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Naosaburo Irifune was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 11th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Bermuda for five days of anti-submarine exercises against submarine USS R1. ww2dbase [Bogue | Port Royal Bay | DS]
  • Adolf Galland inspected the newly created Jagdgeschwader 7 wing at Achmer Airfield in Germany, which was equipped with Me 262 jet fighters. He repeated his orders for Walter Nowotny to keep a cover of Fw 190 fighters above the airfield when the jet fighters were taking off or landing, in order to prevent the situation that took place on the previous day. ww2dbase [Adolf Galland | Bramsche, Weser-Ems | CPC]
Hungary Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Otake, Japan and arrived at Kure, Japan later on the same day. Upon arrival at Kure, she was made the flagship of Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • Unryu was relieved as the flagship of the Mobile Fleet. ww2dbase [Unryu | CPC]
  • The Soviet spy, Richard Sorge, and his informant, Hotsumi Ozaki, were executed by hanging at Sugamo prison, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Tokyo | AC]
  • Kamoi departed Teshio Bay, Japan at 0619 hours, arriving in Ise Bay at about 1600 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Teshio Bay | CPC]
Philippines Poland
  • 1,030 arrested Polish Home Army and other partisan fighters were placed on a special train at Bialystok, Poland for the NKVD-run Ostashkov Special Camp in Tver Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [Bialystok | CPC]
  • Colonel Otto Hatz, Hungarian military attaché to Ankara, Turkey, defected to the Soviets, bringing with him documents about the Hungarian Army and fortifications on the Danube River. In retaliation the Germans would put his parents and brother in a concentration camp, where his mother would die. ww2dbase [Ankara | CPC]
United States
  • USS Hackleback was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Frederick E. Janney in command. ww2dbase [Hackleback | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Nov 1944
USS Charr underway from New London, Connecticut, United States to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Nov 1944

7 Nov 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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