14 Nov 1947

United States
  • The city of Newark, New Jersey, United States dispatched two aging fireboats, Michael P. Duffy and William T. Brennan, to block the entrance of Newark Bay. The city administration, which had already embarked on a costly beautification program, did not wish to play host to the scrapping of a battleship. The US Coast Guard and four tug boats of the Lipsett Division of the firm Luria Brothers and Company stood on the other side of the line with battleship New Mexico behind them. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Newark, New Jersey | CPC]
  • Alamogordo Army Air Field near Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States supported Alamogordo Guided Missile Test Base in the launching of the first Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft. ww2dbase [Alamogordo Army Air Field | Alamogordo, New Mexico | CPC]

14 Nov 1947 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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