23 Nov 1944
  • USS Gar landed 16 men and 25 tons of supplies to Santiago Cove, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops entered Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Four RAF Mosquito aircraft patrolled near Heligoland, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hazel Lee took off from Fargo, North Dakota, United States with a P-63 Kingcobra fighter, landing at Great Falls, Montana, United States shortly after 1400 hours. On the ground, her aircraft collided with another aircraft, causing serious burns. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • T-44 medium tanks officially entered Soviet Army service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • General Dwight Eisenhower ordered that every soldier under his command should receive a full Thanksgiving Day holiday turkey dinner. Battalion cooks tried to comply in the Hürtgen Forest on the Belgian-German border, if only with turkey sandwiches, but as US soldiers climbed out of their foxholes to line up, they were hit by German artillery fire and suffered heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
  • Fanni Luukkonen stepped down from her position as the chairman of Lotta Svärd as the Finnish organization was forcibly disbanded by the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied troops crossed the Cosina River in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Kure, Japan, escorting carrier Junyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Astoria arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Later in the day she departed for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) detached from the task force around the Philippines ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Besugo sank landing ship No. 151 about 15 miles north of the northern tip of Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In Britain, the Suffolk and Essex coastal batteries, who were now in place and fully operational, brought down a total of 25 V-1 flying bombs between the previous night and this night. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
  • The Macedonian area of Yugoslavia was declared free of Germans. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 23 Nov 1944
Portrait of Hiroshi Nemoto, 23 Nov 1944

23 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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