28 May 1943
  • Cowpens was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Cowpens | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel started her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Gunnel | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • B-17 bomber "Old 666" conducted a camera mapping mission over southeastern New Ireland. ww2dbase [New Ireland | CPC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Japanese and Chinese troops clashed in Hubei and Hunan Provinces, China, with the Chinese moving behind the Japanese 13th Division, threatening to cut its supply lines. ww2dbase [Battle of Exi | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi arrived at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1411 hours; she unloaded 1,000 tons of cement. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-41 fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Sea of Okhotsk, scoring one hit on a four-masted fishing schooner Asuka Maru, sinking her. ww2dbase [S-41 | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
United States Yugoslavia
  • A British military mission led by Captains Frederick W. D. Deakin and William F. Stuart made the long delayed arrival at the headquarters of Yugoslav National Liberation Army's leader Josip Broz (Tito). ww2dbase [AC]

28 May 1943 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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