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November 1944 in Montana

November 1944

November 3 – Snow closed Yellowstone Park. Two children died in a fire at the old hotel in Turner.

November 4 – Wellington Rankin was interviewed about his campaign for Congress during a radio speech on KFBB.

November 5 – Three children died and one was seriously burned in a Kalispell fire.

November 13 – A snowstorm blanketed the state. An armed robber stole $150 from a jewelry store in Billings.

November 14 – A transport plane from Great Falls crashed at Casper, Wyoming, killing 11. Fifty cases of smallpox were reported in Hamilton.

November 16 – Two elderly Butte women were struck by a car and killed.

November 20 – The Sixth war bond campaign opened.

Nov. 21 1944 – The high school gym in Lambert, built by the WPA in 1940, was destroyed by fire.

November 23 – A 7th Ferrying Group pilot died in a Thanksgiving Day crash near Miles City. Two planes collided over East Base, seriously injuring both pilots. One was WASP Hazel Ying Lee, who later died of her burns.

November 29 – Home defense troops in British Columbia and Quebec were rumored to be mutinying over a government plan to draft them. Two freight trains collided at Roundup.

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