28 Jan 1945
  • Submarine I-369 arrived at Minamitorishima (Marcus Island), Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cruiser Köln departed for Wilhelmshaven, Germany for repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Air Group 80 was transferred aboard USS Hancock. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Sennet departed the Bonin Islands area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Katowice, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Friedrich Christiansen stepped down as the commanding officer of the German 25th Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Anglo-Indian troops captured Pauk, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Captain Giles Elza Short was named the commanding officer of USS Ticonderoga. She then departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands for Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States via Pearl Harbor. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Germany
  • The Ardennes bulge was finally pushed back to its original lines, thus ending the Battle of the Bulge. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Roza Shanina passed away in near the Richau estate three kilometers (1.9 miles) southeast of the village of Ilmsdorf, Ostpreußen (East Prussia), Germany (now Novobobruysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia) from wound received in combat on the previous day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS New Mexico arrived in waters off Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Brill departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Pompon attacked a Japanese convoy off Syo-kokuzan To in the Yellow Sea as a member of a wolfpack and observed the sinking of two Japanese ships by fellow submarine USS Spadefish. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Spadefish attacked a Japanese convoy in the southern Yellow Sea and sank Sanuki Maru. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • USAAF pilot Major Fredrick Austin Borsodi was killed when the tail of his YP-80A jet fighter disintegrated, causing the aircraft to crash at RAF Burtonwood near Warrington, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. It was due to the failure of exhaust pipes in the tail section of the aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Captain Jurgen Wattenberg, a German prisoner of war at Camp Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, was captured in Phoenix. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jan 1945
Troops of US 82nd Airborne Division marching behind M4 Sherman tank in a snowstorm toward German occupied town of Herresbach, Belgium, 28 Jan 1945Troops of US 82nd Airborne Division marching, near Herresbach, Belgium, 28 Jan 1945; note heavily loaded ammunition sledAerial view of Yokohama, Japan, 28 Jan 1945

28 Jan 1945 Interactive Map

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




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