22 Nov 1944
  • Metz, France was captured by the Allies, although several of the surrounding forts refused to surrender. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 10 Lancaster bombers conducted minelaying operations off Helgoland and at the mouth of River Elbe, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov reported to Lavrentiy Beria that by 15 Nov 1944 59 Romanian-German intelligence personnel, 546 Romanian intelligence personnel, 180 German intelligence personnel, and 9 Hungarian intelligence personnel were arrested by SMERSH in Romania. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | CPC]
  • In Arakan, Burma, already wounded Sepoy Rhandari Ram crawled over open ground to attack a machine gun position pinning down his comrades. Shot again at point blank range, he still silenced the enemy with a grenade. He was later awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [Arakan | AC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Ulithi | DS]
  • USS Portland was detached from the Carrier Task Force and assigned to the Mindoro invasion force then gathering at Kossol Roads, Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Portland | Kossol Roads, Palau | DS]
  • Hiroshi Nemoto stepped down as the commanding officer of the Third Army of the Japanese Kwangtung Army and was transferred to command the Japanese Mongolian Garrison Army. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | CPC]
  • A Heinkel bomber of 1 Staffel, flying a V-1 flying bomb mission, crashed at Osterode near Bramsche, Germany; the pilot Fähnrich Wilhelm Wolfshol and his observer Unteroffizier Georg Grill were killed, the other three crew members were badly injured. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Osterode, Weser-Ems | HM]
  • USS New Mexico operated off Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
United Kingdom United States
  • The 15,000th P-40 fighter was built at the Curtiss-Wright factory in Buffalo, New York, United States. ww2dbase [P-40 Warhawk | Buffalo, New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1944
Ruins of a German town, 22 Nov 1944

22 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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