28 Apr 1944
  • Yamato arrived at Manila, unloaded troops and supplies, and then departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Iowa completed her escort mission for carriers off New Guinea, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Matsu was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cassin Young sortied from Manus, Admiralty Islands with Task Force 58 for carrier strikes in the Central Pacific. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of USS Tirante was laid down at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Frank Knox passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Slapton Sands Incident: German E-boats torpedoed American landing ships in amphibious exercises off of the Devon coast in England, United Kingdom, killing 198 sailors and 551 soldiers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 26 B-24 bombers of the US 14th Air Force escorted by 10 P-51 fighters attacked Zhengzhou, Henan, China. Fighters of the Japanese 9th Sentai at nearby Xinxiang failed to react due to the faulty radar at Kaifeng. Storage warehouses, the Bawangcheng Bridge, and another nearby bridge on the Yellow River were damaged. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • A force of 4,000 Chinese troops, 1,400 American troops (Merrill's Marauders), and 600 Kachin scouts began marching for Myitkyina, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Oberleutnant Wilhelm Johnen, Staffelkapitän of German night fighter Squadron 5./NJG 5, whilst chasing an RAF bomber strayed into Swiss airspace where he was hit by flak and forced to land at Dübendorf where his Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4B./R3, which was equipped with the latest Lichtenstein SN-2b radar, was interned by the Swiss authorities. Fearful that the top-secret radar (which was the Luftwaffe's answer to the Allies "Window" anti-radar system) might fall into the hands of the Allies, the Germans eventually traded twelve new Bf 109G fighters in exchange for a Swiss guarantee that the interned aircraft with its new radar would be completely destroyed. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 108 was laid down by Osaka Zosen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 135 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-59 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The South African and Rhodesian prime ministers arrived in London, England, United Kingdom for the Imperial Conference. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Nos. 3 and 56 Squadrons RAF, both flying Tempest V fighters, arrived at RAF Newchurch in southern England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Franklin entered New York Navy Yard, New York, United States for repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd visited Franklin Roosevelt at Bernard Baruch's estate Hobcaw Barony near Georgetown, South Carolina, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1944
Map depicting the movement of Allied H, K, and M forces toward Myitkyina, Burma, 28 Apr to 16 May 1944USS Aquarius (AKA-16) and USS Titania (AKA-13) unloading United States Marines at Pavuvu, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, 28 Apr 1944Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell awarding a Silver Star medal to a Chinese soldier in the field, about six miles south of Laban, northern Burma, 28 Apr 1944Major Nellus Rhodes, Colonel Carlton Smith, Colonel Rothwell Brown, Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell, and General Liao Yaoxiang at Liao
See all photos dated 28 Apr 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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