28 Sep 1942
  • USS Copahee arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sculpin hit Japanese seaplane carrier Nisshin with torpedoes east of Kokoda Island, Bismarck Archipelago. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chester Nimitz arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia, which was his first stop in a front-line inspection tour of the Solomon Islands area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Jinichi Kusaka was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Navy 11th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille was telephoned by Erwin Rommel, who wanted him to accompany him to Berlin, Germany for a speech at the Berlin Sportpalast. Marseille rejected the offer, citing his wish to save his leave time to marry Hanne-Lies Küpper later in the year. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Alaska
  • USS S-31 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • In Stalingrad, Russia, Sergeant Jacob Pavlov and three others assaulted the much shelled apartment block facing Solechnaya street, expelling the incumbent Germans with hand-grenades. In the cellar they found several badly wounded Soviet soldiers still holding out. "Pavlov's House" would become a boundary fortification, and a symbol of resistance. The handful of men defended the outpost for 58 days, against infantry, artillery and tank assaults. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United Kingdom
  • German bombers attacked Colchester and Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The Ohio River Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers opened up an office in Harriman, Tennessee, United States to begin acquiring land, by purchase and the implementation of Eminent Domain, for Site X of the Manhattan Project. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1942
Major General Richard Sutherland, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Vice Admiral Robert Ghormley, and Major General Millard Harmon meeting aboard USS Argonne at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 28 Sep 1942

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




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