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1931 — , November 5

  • CBI - China: Day 49 of 154 of the Japanese Invasion of Manchuria.

1936 — , November 5

  • Spain: Day 112 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
  • CBI - China: Day 17 of 29 of the 1st Battle of Suiyuan.

1937 — , November 5

  • Germany: During the Hossbach Conference, Adolf Hitler announces his plans for an expansion of Germany over the next five years, in particular, into Austria and Czechoslovakia.
  • Spain: Day 477 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
  • CBI - China: Day 122 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 85 of 106 of the 2nd Battle of Shanghai.
    • Day 66 of 70 of the Battle of Taiyuan.

1938 — , November 5

  • Spain: Day 842 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
  • CBI - China: Day 487 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 25 of 81 of Japan's Operation GUANGDONG.

1939 — , November 5

  • CBI - China: Day 852 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.

1940 — , November 5

  • USA: Roosevelt is re-elected as President for an unprecedented third term.
  • Atlantic: Armed merchant-cruiser JERVIS BAY sunk by a German pocket-battleship.
  • ETO - UK: Day 61 of 258 of the Blitz.
  • East Africa: Day 149 of 537 of Italy's East African campaign in the lands south of Egypt.
  • CBI - China: Day 1,218 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 357 of 381 of the Battle of South Guangxi.
  • CBI - Thailand: Day 36 of 221 of the Franco-Thai War (Vichy France vs Thailand).

1941 — , November 5

  • PTO - Japan: Japanese war plans for attacks in the Pacific are agreed upon at an imperial conference, with a deadline of December 1941.
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    05 Nov 41: Japanese war plans for December
    attacks in the Pacific are agreed upon

    On November 5, 1941, Japan sent a peace envoy to Washington, but at the same time ordered the Japanese navy to prepare for an attack on the US. In late Nov 41, US intelligence had broken the Japanese code and discovered that an attack was likely on the United States by Japan, but it was unknown when or where this would occur.

    FDR issued a war warning to forces in Hawaii, Guam, and the Philippines while "peace talks" continued. On 06 Dec 41, US intelligence would intercept another Japanese message instructing the peace envoy to reject all American peace proposals.

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  • Russian Front - Finland: Day 130 of 142 of Operation SILVER FOX, a joint German-Finnish campaign to capture the Russian port of Murmansk in the Arctic.
  • Russian Front - Finland: Day 128 of 140 of Operation ARCTIC FOX, a joint German-Finnish campaign against Soviet Northern Front defenses at Salla, Finland.
  • Russian Front - Finland: Day 137 of 164 of the Battle of Hanko. The Soviets will be forced off their leased naval base.
  • Russian Front: Day 137 of 167 of Germany's Operation BARBAROSSA.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 59 of 872 of the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 35 of 98 of the Battle of Moscow.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 7 of 248 of the Siege of Sevastopol, Crimean Peninsula.
  • MTO - Libya: Day 210 of 256 of the Siege of Tobruk.
  • East Africa: Day 514 of 537 of Italy's East African campaign in the lands south of Egypt.
  • CBI - China: Day 1,583 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.

1942 — , November 5

  • Russian Front - North: Day 424 of 872 of the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 185 of 658 of the Siege of the Kholm Pocket, USSR lays siege to the Kholm Pocket but the Germans hold out for a about a year and a half.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 131 of 150 of Germany's CASE BLUE, the failed offensive to take the Caucasus oil fields.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 75 of 165 of the Battle of Stalingrad, bloodiest battle in human history.
  • MTO - Egypt: Day 14 of 20 of the 2nd Battle of El Alamein. The British attack Rommel's rearguard, which is now almost 100 miles to west of El Alamein. Montgomery announces victory.
  • East Africa: Day 185 of 186 of the Battle of Madagascar. A peace treaty is signed in Madagascar with the Vichy French.
  • CBI - China: Day 1,948 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
  • PTO - Alaska: Day 152 of 435 of the Battle of Kiska, Aleutian Islands. The US and Canada will defeat the Japanese invaders.
  • PTO - Malaya: Day 260 of 357 of the Battle of Timor Island, a long guerrilla war ending in Japanese victory.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 108 of 119 of the Battle of the Kokoda Track. The Australians continue pushing back the Japanese troops.
  • PTO - Solomon Islands: Day 91 of 187 of the Battle of Guadalcanal.

1943 — , November 5

  • ETO - Germany: US 8th Air Force bombs two targets in Germany.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 789 of 872 of the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Russian Front - North: Day 550 of 658 of the Siege of the Kholm Pocket. USSR lays siege to the Kholm Pocket but the Germans hold out for a about a year and a half.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 74 of 122 of the Battle of the Lower Dnieper River, USSR.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 3 of 10 of the 2nd Battle of Kiev, Ukraine.
  • MTO: US 15th Air Force bombs targets in Albania, Yugoslavia and Italy.
  • MTO - Italy: US 5th Army reaches the Sangro river in southern Italy. US 12th Air Force provides air support.
  • CBI - China: Day 2,313 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 4 of 49 of the Battle of West Changde.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 48 of 219 of the Battle of Shaggy Ridge.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 45 of 162 of the Battle of the Huon Peninsula.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 4 of 10 of the Bombing of Rabaul, a joint US, Australian and New Zealand carrier and land-based attack on the Japanese cruiser force at the naval base at New Britain. US Navy carrier planes cripple a Japanese squadron, forcing six of their cruisers to withdraw north to Truk for repairs.
  • PTO - Solomon Islands: Day 5 of 295 of the Battle of the Bougainville Islands.

1944 — , November 5

  • ETO - France: Day 97 of 284 of the Battle of Brittany.
  • ETO - Belgium: Day 35 of 38 of the Battle of the Scheldt Estuary.
  • ETO - France: Day 52 of 236 of the Siege of Dunkirk.
  • ETO - Germany: Day 48 of 145 of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest.
  • ETO - Germany: US 8th Air Force makes two bombing missions inside western Germany.
  • Russian Front - Finland: Day 52 of 223 of the Lapland War. Finland and Russia have joined forces to kick the Germans out of Finland's most northern province.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 22 of 206 of the Battle of the Courland Pocket in Latvia.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 15 of 99 of the Siege of Memel, a border town of Lithuania and East Prussia.
  • Russian Front - Center: Day 53 of 72 of the Battle into East Prussia and northern Poland. German 4th Army recapture the town of Goldap.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 8 of 108 of the Battle of Budapest, Hungary.
  • Russian Front - South: Day 53 of 72 of the Battle of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
  • MTO - Greece: British troops land at Salonika.
  • MTO: US 15th Air Force strike targets in Austria and Yugoslavia.
  • MTO - Italy: US 12th Air Force medium bombers hit targets in the Brenner Pass and in the northwest Po Valley.
  • CBI - Burma: Day 219 of 302 of the Chinese Salween Offensive in Burma.
  • CBI - China: Day 2,679 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
    • Day 203 of 259 of Japan's Operation ICHI-GO.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 314 of 597 of the Battle of New Britain.
  • PTO - New Guinea: Day 198 of 481 of the Battle of Western New Guinea.
  • PTO - Palau Islands: Day 52 of 74 of the Battle of Peleliu (Operation STALEMATE II).
  • PTO - Philippines: Day 17 of 299 of the 2nd Battle of the Philippines, aka the Liberation of the Philippines or the Philippines Campaign.
  • PTO - Philippines: Day 17 of 73 of the Battle of Leyte. US planes pound the harbor at Manila, destroying 249 Japanese aircraft.

Day-By-Day listings for November 5 were last modified on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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