28 Mar 1944
  • Spanish volunteers of the recently disbanded German Army "Blue Legion" began to arrive in Spain; the final transport of these volunteers back to Spain would arrive on 12 Apr 1944. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Red Army units captured Nikolaev as they entered Romania. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German and Romanian forces began the evacuation of Odessa, Ukraine. ww2dbase [AC]
  • About 300 patients from two hospitals and one psychiatric institution in Trieste, Italy were deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Japanese troops counterattacked Chinese troops near Jambu Bum ridge, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for transport Bichu Maru at Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
  • In Yugoslavia, a battalion from SS–Volunteer-Division Prinz Eugen overran the Dalmatian villages of Dorfer Otok, Cornji, Ruda and Dolac Delnji and carried out, with horrific barbarism, in a single day the massacre of 834 people including grown men, women and children. The Germans drove the villagers into one place and then opened fire on them with machine-guns. They threw bombs among any survivors, robbed them of their possessions and afterwards burned the corpses. They also burnt down some 500 houses and plundered everything that could be looted. ww2dbase [Leiyun CAMCO Factory | Croatia | AC]
Australian Papua
  • 418th Night Fighter Squadron (flying P-61 aircraft) of USAAF V Fighter Command was transferred out of Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
Germany India
  • The US Twentieth Bomber Command, under the command of General Kenneth B. Wolfe, established its headquarters at Kharagpur, India. ww2dbase [Kharagpur, Bengal | AC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 106 was laid down by Osaka Zosen. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort testified before a Pearl Harbor raid investigation board in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Washington | CPC]
  • USS Haskell, first ship of her class of Attack Transports, was laid down at California Shipbuilding in Wilmington, California. ww2dbase [Haskell-class | Wilmington, California | DS]

28 Mar 1944 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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