28 May 1943
  • Cowpens was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel started her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • B-17 bomber "Old 666" conducted a camera mapping mission over southeastern New Ireland. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Sunfish shelled a Japanese oil refinery at Fais, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies 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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