16 Nov 1944
  • USS Ray fired two torpedoes at a grounded Japanese transport in the Philippine Islands; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Becuna departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Trepang departed for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US First and Ninth Armies began attacking east of Aachen, Germany, aimed at the Roer Dams. ww2dbase [TH]
  • With sufficient ports now usable by the Allies in Europe, the Red Ball Express was shut down. ww2dbase [TH]
Hawaii
  • USS Astoria departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for Eniwetok, Marshall Islands after conducting 16 days of gunnery exercises in Hawaiian waters. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Brunei, Borneo to escort a task force to Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Segundo departed Majuro, Marshall Islands for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sterlet sank a small Japanese submarine chaser in the Pacific Ocean, hitting her with one of four torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit Collier Row in Romford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, killing 12 and injuring 32. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]

16 Nov 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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