9 Nov 1944
  • German troops on Walcheren Island, the Netherlands surrendered. Nearby, German troops withdrew from the Moerdijk bridgehead in the Netherlands across the Meuse River. ww2dbase [Battle of the Scheldt Estuary | TH]
  • Horst Böhme was promoted to the rank of SS-Oberführer. ww2dbase [Horst Böhme | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Brunei to escort a task force into the Sulu Sea. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Humboldt Bay, Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea bound for Biak Island, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Shaw | Hollandia, New Guinea | DS]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid in support of the US Third Army against German gun emplacements at Metz, France. Third Army commander, General George Patton, issued a letter of thanks to the 306th Bomb Group for their performance in this strike. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Bombing of Cities in France and Low Countries | Metz | DS]
Italy Japan
  • Kamoi departed Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at 0546 hours, escorted by auxiliary submarine chaser Toshi Maru No. 3, auxiliary minesweeper Hagoromo Maru, and auxiliary minesweeper Seki Maru No. 3; they would arrived at Yokosuka at 1615 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Shimizu, Shizuoka | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Archerfish moored alongside the submarine tender Fulton at Saipan, Mariana Islands for minor repairs. ww2dbase [Archerfish | Saipan | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ticonderoga set sail for Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]
  • The Inrin Temporary Prisoners of War Camp and the Toroku Prisoners of War Camp, both in central Taiwan, were opened; Inrin was established at the site of a former school. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-61 arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Loch Ewe, Scotland | CPC]
  • 25 Squadron RAF had success during the night over the North Sea. Mosquito aircraft MV521 crewed by Flight Lieutenants Jim Lomas and Norman Fleet shot down a Heinkel bomber off the coast near Clacton, Essex, England, United Kingdom. A V-1, damaged by a fighter, crashed at Brentwood in Essex, killing 3 and injuring 10 in Mount Crescent. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 1 | V-Weapons Campaign | Brentwood, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1944
African-American soldiers of Battery A, 4520th Anti-Aircraft stood by and checked their equipment while the convoy took a break, 9 Nov 1944Port side view of USS Wake Island, 9 Nov 1944Menu from A. Firpo Ltd. of Calcutta, 9 Nov 1944, page 1 of 3Menu from A. Firpo Ltd. of Calcutta, 9 Nov 1944, page 2 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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