29 Nov 1944

Germany Hawaii Hungary Italy
  • Three Brazilian battalions attacked Monte Castello 61 kilometers southwest of Bologna, Italy at 0700 hours. The poor weather precluded support from the air and by the attached three platoons of US tanks. The attack was repulsed by the afternoon. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Castello | Monte Castello, Emilia-Romagna | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • At about 0315 hours, after seven hours of silent pursuit after the zigzagging Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano, USS Archerfish fired six torpedoes at the target from her bow tubes. After observing two hits, the submarine dove; while diving, the carrier was seen beginning to list, and two more detonations were heard. An escorting Japanese destroyer dropped 14 depth charges, causing no damage. In the mean time, Shinano suffered uncontrollable flooding on the starboard side. Escorting destroyers Yukikaze, Hamakaze, and Isokaze rescued survivors. While underwater, the crew of Archerfish reported observing breaking up noises for 47 minutes. The carrier sank after about 7 hours. ww2dbase [Hamakaze | Yukikaze | Archerfish | Shinano | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish sank Japanese ship Daiboshi Maru in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | Yellow Sea | CPC]
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Shaw and her convoy were attacked by one Nakajima Ki-43 (Oscar) and two Nakajima B6Ns (Jill) with no damage to ships or planes. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Shaw | Philippine Sea | DS]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Sennet departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Sennet | Balboa | CPC]
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  • After six very successful war patrols, LtCdr J.S. Coye was relieved of command of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides at Midway. Cdr J.C. Nichols assumed command. ww2dbase [Silversides | Midway | DS]
Photo(s) dated 29 Nov 1944
Captured German military policemen and Gestapo personnel being marched to a prisoners of war camp, Strasbourg, France, 29 Nov 1944

29 Nov 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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