29 Nov 1945

Germany
  • Films of concentration camp atrocities were shown at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Soviet Politburo replaced MGB 1st Deputy Bogdan Kobulov with Sergei Ogoltsov, the former NKVD/NKGB chief of Kuibyshev, Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Fox was decommissioned from service at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | 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 [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Mero arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States via a floating drydock down the Mississippi River. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Redman gave Joseph Rochefort a good fitness report, recommending Rochefort for promotion. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [CPC]
Yugoslavia
  • The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was declared, with Marshal Tito as its first president. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945