21 Nov 1944
  • USS Franklin arrived at Pearl Harbor. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Whale began her tenth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Albanian partisan units liberated the capital city of Tirana, Albania. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The French 1st Corps captured the city of Belfort in the Vosges region, but the Germans clung so tenaciously to defences beyond the city that it would not be until 25 November 1944 that the French advance could be resumed. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • U-2501 was assigned to the 8th Submarine Flotilla, which was a training unit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Hinzert Concentration Camp administratively became a satellite camp of Buchenwald Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
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  • USS Puffer completed her scheduled overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Bulgarian troops captured Pristina, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Nov 1944
Execution of a French collaborator, Rennes, France, 21 Nov 1944USS North Carolina at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 21 Nov 1944USS North Carolina at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 21 Nov 1944F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.

21 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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