18 Nov 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Singapore. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Adolf Eichmann ordered the deportation of 18,000 Jews from Budapest, Hungary to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Adolf Eichmann | CPC]
  • US Third Army entered Germany proper. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US XX Corps surrounded Metz, France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Ki-83 heavy fighter took its first flight. ww2dbase [Ki-83 | CPC]
  • USS Astoria crossed the International Date Line. ww2dbase [Astoria (Cleveland-class) | CPC]
  • Antrup Wilhelm was awarded Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Heinrich Höfer was awarded Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • The C-0101 transport aircraft completed its first operational flight from Chongqing, China to Taipingsi Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [C-0101 | Chongqing | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish sank Japanese transport Seisho Maru in the East China Sea at 0317 hours. ww2dbase [Seisho Maru | East China Sea | CPC]
  • Ships and aircraft from the hunter-killer group built around escort carrier USS Anzio conducted a coordinated attack 350 miles east of the Philippines on the submerged Japanese submarine I-41 commanded by LtCdr Kondo Fumitake. Destroyer escort USS Lawrence C. Taylor launched a successful spread of Hedgehog anti-submarine mortars and the I-41 was lost with all hands. Other ships in the Anzio group were USS Melvin R. Nawman, USS Tabberer, USS Oliver Mitchell, and USS Robert F. Keller. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Henry Plage | Anzio | Tabberer | Philippine Sea | DS]
Panama Canal Zone Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1944
US Army Pfc. Carl Anker, Pfc. Edmund Dill, and Sgt. Ted Bailey sharing the contents of the care package sent by DillAerial view of USS Makin Island off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 18 Nov 1944; note lowered forward elevator and FM-2 Wildcat aircraft on the flight deckA soldier of 5th Duke of CornwallA soldier of 5th Duke of Cornwall
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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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