28 Oct 1941
  • 34,000 Jews were massacred in Kiev, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American destroyer Anderson detected a submarine contacted and dropped depth charges; shortly after, she reported seeing "considerable oil slick". ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-432 sank British ship Ulea 320 miles northeast of the Azores islands at 0500 hours; 19 were killed, 9 survived and were rescued by British corvettes HMS La Malouine and HMS Bluebell. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-106 sank British ship King Malcolm in the North Atlantic, killing all 38 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-68 sank British ship Hazelside 600 miles southeast off the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic at 0343 hours; 2 were killed, 44 survived and picked up by British merchant ship Malayan Prince. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Axis forces rehearsed for the planned assault on the besieged city of Tobruk, Libya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Zang Shiyi signed a document in Nanjing, China that formally recognized Manchukuo's recognition of fellow Japanese-sponsored puppet state in the formal Chinese capital. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Soviet General Grigoriy Savchenko was executed without trial. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Nikolai Rychagov, Rychagov's wife, and other accused conspirators were executed by the Soviets near Kuibyshev (now Samara), Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Soviet Military Collegium evacuated Moscow, Russia for Chkalov (now Orenburg), Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Oct 1941
F4F-3 Wildcat inside USS EnterpriseF4F-3 Wildcat undergoing maintenance in USS EnterpriseHMS Edinburgh off Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 28 Oct 1941

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

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