30 Nov 1943
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish departed for her eighth war patrol with Lieutenant Commander R. D. Risser in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tang was delivered to the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki was assigned to Destroyer Division 30 of Destroyer Squadron 3 of the Eighth Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Remy Van Lierde shot down a German Bf 110 fighter, which was his sixth and final kill. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Léon Degrelle was awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Bronze. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Luce began a period of anti-submarine patrol off Attu in the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • After dark, Australian Beaufort aircraft from Goodenough Island off the tip of Australian Papua attacked Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the early morning, a US Navy PBY aircraft sank Japanese passenger ship Himalaya Maru 10 miles south of New Hanover Island in the Bismarck Islands. Many of the 2,400 passengers were killed, while the rest were rescued by other ships in the convoy. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 4 RAF Mosquito aircraft attacked Essen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gar arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Harder arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
India Italy
  • British troops captured Fossacesia, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands Poland
  • Rudolf Höss served his final day as the commandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Ryozo Fukuda was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Submarine Golet was commissioned into service at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States with Lieutenant Commander James M. Clement in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1943
US Marine WAVES Aviation MachinistWAVES Aviation MachinistThe largest of 37 American cemeteries at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; this cemetery was tended by US Navy Carpenter
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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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