28 Jun 1944
  • Ioshima received orders to move to the front. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gar reported sinking a Japanese ship in daylight with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German 9.Armee became surrounded after Soviet forces captured Mogilev, Byelorussia and crossed the Berezina River. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • French resistance fighters killed Minister of Information and local Milice leader Phillipe Henriot. Milice leader in Lyon, Paul Touvier, was ordered to conduct reprisal killings. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Communist-sponsored Hungarian-language Radio Kossuth announced that 200,000 Hungarian Jews had been killed in the past few months. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The British War Cabinet approved a memorandum by the Lord Chancellor which included a note that Britain would gather evidence of German atrocities against Jews only in occupied countries but not within Germany itself, for atrocities committed domestically did not constitute war crimes. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Karl Lennart Oesch ordered Finnish troops to fall back to the Vakkila-Ihantalajärvi-Kokkoselkä-Noskuanselkä Line in Finland. Soviet troops pursued the withdrawing Finns and caused heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the morning, British 3rd Infantry Division and tanks captured two German occupied chateaus, la Londe and la Landel, in France during Operation Mitten; the operation cost at least three British tanks and 268 men; historian Terry Copp had described the fighting for these chateaus as the "bloodiest square mile in Normandy". On the same day, German defenses halted Operation Epsom near Caen, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, AC]
  • General Friedrich Dollmann, commanding officer of the German 7th Army in Normandie, France, died from a heart attack. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Landing ship No. 132 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Glenn Miler arrived in Gourock, Scotland, United Kingdom aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1944
A VT-51 TBM-1C Avenger took off from San Jacinto to attack Guam, 28 Jun 1944US Army troops marched German prisoners of war through Cherbourg, 28 Jun 1944US Army troops attempted to blow up a German pillbox near Cherbourg, 28 Jun 1944LSTs unloading at low tide in the Easy sector of Omaha Beach, Normandy, 28 Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2; note Gooseberry breakwater offshore
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
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