28 Jun 1941
  • Albania declared war on the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Scirè's mission to attack Grand Harbour, Malta was canceled. ww2dbase [Scirè | CPC]
  • German troops captured Minsk, Byelorussia, encircling 27 Soviet Army divisions in the process. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Maggiore Baracca sighted a Spanish ship in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | CPC]
  • Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci sighted British tanker Auris in the Atlantic Ocean at 1254 hours. At 2315 hours, she fired three bow torpedoes, two of which hit. At 2324 hours, she fired a stern torpedo, which missed. At 2359 hours, she fired two bow torpedoes, both hitting the target. 22 of the 59 aboard Auris were killed; 26 of the survivors were rescued by escort destroyer HMS Farndale. At 2334 hours, Leonardo da Vinci fired a bow torpedo, followed by a stern torpedo at 2336 hours, at the destroyer, but both missed. Having expended all of her torpedoes, she set a course for France. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • Fleet tender Hai sustained some damage by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea. ww2dbase [F3 | CPC]
Germany
  • Chen Jie submitted a letter to the German government, noting the long standing friendly Sino-German relationship, urging Germany to abandon its wish to recognize the Japanese puppet regime in China under Wang Jingwei. ww2dbase [Chen Jie | Berlin | CPC]
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop sent a message to the Japanese embassy in Berlin, Germany, asking the Japanese to jointly invade the Soviet Union by tearing up the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and attack Vladivostok, Russia. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | Berlin | CPC]
Russia
  • The Soviet NKVD, NKGB, and the Chief Prosecutor Office signed a top secret joint order to coordinate the investigation of traitors. ww2dbase [Moscow | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1941
Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2

28 Jun 1941 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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