28 Jun 1945
  • Freighter USS Antares spotted a periscope and wake 100 yards from her starboard quarter off Saipan, Mariana Islands at 1329 hours. A hard maneuver to the starboard side avoided the torpedo, but the crew soon spotted a kaiten human-piloted torpedo approaching from the port side. At 1331, the freighter began firing at the kaiten, hitting it with the 2-inch gun and destroying it. At 1344 hours, another periscope was spotted; her guns opened fire on it, but the Japanese submarine I-36 would be able to dive and flee the area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 29 American B-29 bombers laid naval mines in three harbors, including Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • General MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance throughout the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The US War Department ordered 150 million incendiary bombs, amounting to some 850,000 tons, to be employed over the next twelve months against Japanese industrial targets. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Dong Zhao was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • USS Columbia arrived off Balikpapan, Borneo to escort minesweepers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Joseph Stalin ordered the planning for war with Japan, adding that "[a]ll preparations were to be carried out in the greatest secrecy" as the Soviet Union and Japan were still engaged in neutrality with each other per the 1941 pact. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British Chiefs of Staff drove to Bletchley Park, where Sir Alan Brooke addressed four hundred of its staff, thanking and congratulating them for their extraordinary contribution to the Allied war effort. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | AC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1945
Beaufighter aircraft of No. 31 Squadron RAAF landing at an airfield on Tarakan Island off Borneo, 28 Jun 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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