28 Jan 1945
  • Air Group 80 was transferred aboard USS Hancock. ww2dbase [Hancock | DS]
  • Cruiser K├Âln departed for Wilhelmshaven, Germany for repairs. ww2dbase [K├Âln | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Katowice, Poland. ww2dbase [Vistula-Oder Offensive | CPC]
  • Submarine I-369 arrived at Minamitorishima (Marcus Island), Japan. ww2dbase [I-369 | CPC]
  • Friedrich Christiansen stepped down as the commanding officer of the German 25th Army. ww2dbase [Friedrich Christiansen | CPC]
  • USS Sennet departed the Bonin Islands area. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
Burma 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 [Ticonderoga | Ulithi | DS]
Germany
  • The Ardennes bulge was finally pushed back to its original lines, thus ending the Battle of the Bulge. ww2dbase [Battle of the Bulge | TH]
  • Roza Shanina passed away in near the Richau estate three kilometers (1.9 miles) southeast of the village of Ilmsdorf, Ostpreu├čen (East Prussia), Germany (now Novobobruysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia) from wound received in combat on the previous day. ww2dbase [Roza Shanina | Ilmsdorf, Ostpreu├čen | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against rail facilities at Cologne, Germany. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | K├Âln, K├Âln-Aachen | DS]
  • After being ordered to line up only the Jewish members of the US Army sergeants and corporals in POW Stalag IX-A at Ziegenhain, Germany, the senior NCO, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, had his entire complement of 1,265 men line up in their place. When the German officers repeated they only wanted the Jews to line up, MSgt Edmonds replied, "We are all Jews here." ww2dbase [Roddie Edmonds | Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Ziegenhain, Kurhessen | DS]
Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spadefish attacked a Japanese convoy in the southern Yellow Sea and sank Sanuki Maru. ww2dbase [Spadefish | Yellow Sea | CPC]
  • 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 [Pompon | Yellow Sea | 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 [P-80 Shooting Star | Warrington, England | 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 [Camp Papago Park | Phoenix, Arizona | 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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