28 May 1945
  • Light carrier Hosho was camouflaged at Nishinomishima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Ray sank 3 small Japanese vessels west of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny departed Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro departed Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese air offensive sank destroyer USS Drexler and damaged several other ships off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American-born William Joyce, the German propagandist whose radio broadcasts to Britain during the war had earned him the nickname "Lord Haw-Haw", was captured by British troops. He was to be hanged as a traitor in 1946, and was to be the last person to be executed in Britain for an act of treason. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The British Admiralty ended the convoy system in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [AC]
Guam
  • USS Shamrock Bay departed Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands with US Navy squadron VC-96 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Gabilan arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Manta departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) resumed air support missions over Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • USS New Mexico departed Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-14 departed Moji, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, arriving at Chinkai Naval Station in Chinkai (now Jinhae), Korea later in the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 May 1945
Japanese-American troops of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team at Memorial Day service, Le Fay, France, circa late May 1945US Marine Staff Sergeant A S. Barnacle shaving in his camp on Okinawa, Japan, ignoring the heavy flooding due to rain, 28 May 1945Commandant of the First Naval District Rear Admiral Felix Gygax and Commander, Naval Air Bases, First Naval District Commodore Dixie Kiefer arriving at Otis Field, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States 28 May 1945.

28 May 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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