28 Aug 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Two US Corsair fighter squadrons attacked Kahili Airfield in Buin, Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. Lieutenant Al Jensen of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214, flying a Corsair fighter, was credited with destroying 24 Japanese planes on the ground during this mission. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Bulgaria
  • King Boris III of Bulgaria passed away mysteriously. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Taiyo to Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for cruiser Kumano at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Italy
  • The imprisoned Mussolini was moved from the island of Maddalena off Sardinia to Lake Bracciano by seaplane, then by car to the Hotel Campo Imperatore (aka. Albergo Refugio) at Gran Sasso. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
New Zealand
  • Eleanor Roosevelt arrived at Wellington, New Zealand. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Dorado was commissioned into service, Lieutenant Commander Earle Caffrey Schneider in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Eight of the ten sections USS ABSD-1 began to be towed from San Francisco, California, United States for the South Pacific. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1943
US B-25D bomber being destroyed by the blast of a bomb of a preceding friendly bomber, Hansa Bay, Australian New Guinea, 28 Aug 1943, photo 1 of 3US B-25D bomber being destroyed by the blast of a bomb of a preceding friendly bomber, Hansa Bay, Australian New Guinea, 28 Aug 1943, photo 2 of 3US B-25D bomber being destroyed by the blast of a bomb of a preceding friendly bomber, Hansa Bay, Australian New Guinea, 28 Aug 1943, photo 3 of 3Eleanor Roosevelt at the American Red Cross establishment at the Hotel Cecil in Wellington, New Zealand, 28-30 Aug 1943

28 Aug 1943 Interactive Map

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




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