28 Jun 1943
  • K├Âln, Germany was bombed by British aircraft, heavily damaging the cathedral. About 4,000 were killed and 1,500 were wounded. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • USS Tunny fired three torpedoes at a Japanese gunboat and dove to escape depth charge attacks from a nearby anti-submarine trawler. She observed two explosions. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion was ordered to sail for the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • Lucien Lippert was promoted to the rank of SS-Sturmbannf├╝hrer. ww2dbase [Lucien Lippert | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
Germany
  • A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft conclusively identified German long-range rocket launch sites on Peenem├╝nde, Germany. ww2dbase [Peenem├╝nde, Pommern | AC]
Japan
  • Irako departed Yokosuka, Japan at 1730 hours with convoy No. 3628 with transport Hakusan Maru, escorted by destroyer Ikazuchi. ww2dbase [Irako | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1943
Speer inspecting a captured Russian T-34 tank, 28 Jun 1943Two B-17 Fortresses of the 94th Bombardment Group approaching an airfield in England, United Kingdom, 28 Jun 1943 (aircraft serial numbers 42-30382 above and 42-30376 below).

28 Jun 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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