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Today in World War II History—November 29, 1944

Battle flag of submarine USS Archerfish, WWII (US Navy photo)

Battle flag of submarine USS Archerfish, WWII (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 29, 1944: Submarine USS Archerfish sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage, at 59,000 tons the largest warship sunk by any sub during the war.

German spies William Colepaugh and Erich Gimpel are landed by U-boat U-1230 at Hancock Point, ME; both are arrested by 1/1/45.

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