29 Nov 1945

Germany Russia
  • Soviet Politburo replaced MGB 1st Deputy Bogdan Kobulov with Sergei Ogoltsov, the former NKVD/NKGB chief of Kuibyshev, Russia. ww2dbase [Moscow | CPC]
United States
  • Fox was decommissioned from service at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Norfolk Navy Yard | Fox | Portsmouth, Virginia | CPC]
  • USS Mero arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States via a floating drydock down the Mississippi River. ww2dbase [Mero | New Orleans, Louisiana | CPC]
  • Joseph Redman gave Joseph Rochefort a good fitness report, recommending Rochefort for promotion. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Washington | CPC]
  • A nor'easter storm caused an oil barge to run aground on the Penfield Reef in Long Island Sound just off Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, causing serious damage. The barge slowly took on water, and the crew of five were stranded on the ship as the poor weather prevented a rescue by boat. As a last resort, the police went to the nearby Sikorsky facilities, asking whether it was possible to use the manufacturer's helicopter to help the crewmen. Sikorsky chief pilot Dmitry "Jimmy" Viner (nephew of Igor Sikorsky), assisted by USAAF Captain Jack Beighle, took off in a R-5 helicopter equipped with a hydraulic hoist built by Breeze (forerunner of today's Breeze-Eastern Corporation) and rescued all five members of the crew. This was the first civilian helicopter rescue operation in history. ww2dbase [Fairfield, Connecticut | CPC]
  • USS Portland arrived at New York, New York, United States and disembarked 1,242 US Army personnel returned from France as part of Operation Magic Carpet. ww2dbase [Portland | New York | DS]
  • The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was declared, with Ivan Ribar as the first president (to be made official in the following month) and Josip Broz Tito as the first prime minister. ww2dbase [Josip Tito | CPC]

29 Nov 1945 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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