28 Mar 1938
  • Incorporated Jewish congregations in Germany were legally deprived of their corporate status. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Konrad Henlein met with Adolf Hitler and received instructions to demand more than what the Czechoslovakian government could provide. ww2dbase [Munich Conference and the Annexation of Sudetenland | CPC]
China
  • Before dawn, troops of Chinese 9th Battalion of 186th Regiment launched nearly suicidal charges against Japanese positions at Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province in an attempt to drive Japanese out of the town. The attemps were largely unsuccessful, especially after the arrival of Japanese armor cars and light tanks at 0700 hours. By nightfall, casualties were so great on the Chinese side that all auxiliary units were forced to pick up arms and operated as combat units. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | CPC]
  • Zheng Xiaoxu passed away in Xinjing, puppet state of Manchukuo (now Changchun, Jilin Province, China). ww2dbase [Zheng Xiaoxu | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Mar 1938
Group portrait of the leaders of the Japanese puppet Reformed Government of the Republic of China, New Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China, 28 Mar 1938; head of Executive Yuan Wen Zongyao (left) and head of Legislative Yuan Liang Hongzhi (right) in front rowRalph Talbot off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 23 Mar 1938, photo 1 of 2

28 Mar 1938 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939