28 Oct 1942
  • The construction of the Alaska-Canadian Highway was completed; it would not be dedicated until 20 Nov 1942. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied convoy UCF 1, containing troops and equipment for the invasion of French North Africa, was met by carriers Ranger, Sangamon, Suwannee, Chenango, and Santee which had sailed from Bermuda. Task Force 34 now contained the full invasion force of 102 ships, carrying 35,000 American troops; the force sailed for Casablanca. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Australian troops captured Kokoda airfield in New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • From his headquarters in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, Chester Nimitz sent Ernest King a message protesting Joseph Rochefort's removal. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale patrolled the waters south of Bungo Channel between the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • The first transport from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Oct 1942
Two Germans ensuring that this group of massacred Ukrainian Jews were indeed all dead, near Mizocz, Ukraine, Oct 1942Katyusha rocket launchers firing near Stalingrad, Russia, 28 Oct 1942

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

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