28 Jul 1945
  • USS Cassin Young shot down two Japanese aircraft during a special attack, then proceeded to pick up 125 survivors of the sunken USS Callaghan. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | CPC]
  • Japanese special attack aircraft sank USS Callaghan off Okinawa, Japan, which would prove to be the last victim of kamikaze tactics. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Senate ratified the United Nations Charter. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Sennet attacked a Japanese convoy in the Sea of Japan, sinking three ships, hitting them with 6 of 12 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
  • Kanemasa Akiyama was made the head of the Japanese 6th Army Technical Research Institute. ww2dbase [Kanemasa Akiyama | CPC]
  • The remaining 27,000 men of the Japanese 28th Army in Burma began marching for Thailand. They would be harassed by aircraft from above and British troops and local tribal guerrilla fighters on the ground along the way. The crossing of the Sittang River alone would see more than 13,000 casualties, most of whom either wounded or killed by machine gunning or drowned in the current. ww2dbase [Battle of Rangoon | CPC, AC]
  • Pilot Harold Watson and co-pilot Captain Fred McIntosh, supported by 8 additional crew members, flew a captured Ju 290 aircraft from Orly Field near Paris, France toward the United States. ww2dbase [Ju 290 | Essonne, Île-de-France | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • 137 American P-47 aircraft based in Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan attacked targest in Kyushu, Japan. On the same day, 471 B-29 bombers attacked smaller Japanese cities in the home islands with incendiary bombs. Finally, from the sea, US Navy TF 38 struck Inland Sea between Nagoya and northern Kyushu, sinking battleship Haruna, battleship-carrier Ise, heavy cruiser Aoba, and light cruiser Oyodo, and damaging carrier Katsuragi and carrier Hosho. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | CPC]
  • Aoba, serving as a floating anti-aircraft battery at Kure in Japan, was attacked and sunk in shallow water. ww2dbase [Aoba | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • While beached on the island of Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan, Settsu was attacked by 3 US Navy carrier aircraft, suffering two direct bomb hits. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | Settsu | Etajima, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TF58 pounded shipping and installations around the Kure naval base. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Kure, Hiroshima | DS]
  • US carrier aircraft attacked Ise at Kure, Japan, scoring 18 hits and many near misses, sinking her in shallow water. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | Ise | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bugara sank 4 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day and 1 more during the night. ww2dbase [Bugara | South China Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Countess Margot Asquith, widow of the former Liberal Party Leader and Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, passed away. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • A B-25D bomber crashed into the 79th and 80th floor on the north side of the Empire State Building in New York City, New York, United States at 0940 hours in a weather related accident. The air crew of 3, along with 11 people in the building, were killed; the damage was estimated to be about US$1,000,000. ww2dbase [B-25 Mitchell | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1945
Attlee, Truman, and Stalin at Potsdam Conference, circa 28 Jul to 1 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 5Attlee, Truman, and Stalin at Potsdam Conference, circa 28 Jul to 1 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 5Attlee, Truman, and Stalin at Potsdam Conference, circa 28 Jul to 1 Aug 1945, photo 3 of 5Attlee, Truman, and Stalin at Potsdam Conference, circa 28 Jul to 1 Aug 1945, photo 4 of 5
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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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