23 Nov 1944
  • 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 [Hazel Lee | CPC]
  • USS Gar landed 16 men and 25 tons of supplies to Santiago Cove, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Hoe | CPC]
  • T-44 medium tanks officially entered Soviet Army service. ww2dbase [T-44 | CPC]
Belgium
  • 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 [Battle of Hürtgen Forest | Dwight Eisenhower | AC]
Finland
  • 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 [Fanni Luukkonen | CPC]
Italy Japan
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Kure, Japan, escorting carrier Junyo. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Kure, Hiroshima | 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 [Astoria (Cleveland-class) | Eniwetok | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) detached from the task force around the Philippines ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
  • USS Besugo sank landing ship No. 151 about 15 miles north of the northern tip of Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Besugo | Palawan | 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 [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | England | HM]
Yugoslavia 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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