28 Aug 1944
  • Chaim Rumkowski passed away. ww2dbase [Chaim Rumkowski | CPC]
  • US troops crossed the Marne River in France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Nicholas arrived at Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
  • 32 P-40 fighters of the US 14th Air Force (including several flown by Chinese pilots) attacked the Japanese airfield near Hengyang, Hunan, China. Ki-43 fighters of the Japanese 48th Sentai and Ki-84 fighters of the Japanese 22nd Sentai rose the intercept, shooting down 1 Chinese P-40 fighter and 3 American P-40 fighters; 6 Japanese fighters were lost. ww2dbase [Hengyang, Hunan | CPC]
  • Eight B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • Additional German troops entered Slovakia in response to partisan activities in Slovakia and Romania, effecting a total occupation. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
  • The German garrison in Marseille, France surrendered to French forces. ww2dbase [Invasion of Southern France | Marseille, Provence-Alpes-CĂ´te d'Azur | TH]
  • FR.11 was captured by the Allies at Toulon, France. ww2dbase [Jean de Vienne | Toulon Military Port | Toulon, Provence-Alpes-CĂ´te d'Azur | CPC]
  • Oberfeldwebel Hieronymus Lauer became the first to be shot down by US fighters while flying a jet aircraft. His Me 262 fighter was shot down by Major Joseph Myers and 2nd Lieutenant Manford Croy, Jr. of 82nd Fighter Squadron of USAAF 78th Fighter Group, both flying P-47 fighters. When Lauer was shot down at 1915 hours, his guns were not even loaded, as he was on a ferry flight between Juvincourt, France and Chievres, Belgium. Lauer survived the subsequent crash landing. ww2dbase [Me 262 Schwalbe | CPC]
  • Gloire completed its mission as a part of Operation Dragoon off southern France. ww2dbase [Invasion of Southern France | Gloire | CPC]
  • Robert von Greim was awarded Swords to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross medal. ww2dbase [Robert von Greim | CPC]
  • Ferdinand Schörner was awarded swords to his Knight's Cross the Iron Cross medal. ww2dbase [Ferdinand Schörner | CPC]
  • Albert Kesselring was given a captured copy of the Allied Operation Olive plans and learned that the recent Allied attack on the eastern end of the Gothic Line in Italy was part of a major offensive; he gave the order to move three reserve divisions from Bologna to the east coast. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | CPC]
  • Balkan Air Force commanding officer William Elliott ordered the temporary suspension of supply missions over Warsaw, Poland due to losses. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | CPC]
Japan Marshall Islands
  • USS Wasp departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • After eight weeks of escort duty, destroyer USS Ralph Talbot was assigned to Task Force 38 Fast Carrier Force as a screening vessel for carriers USS Enterprise, Franklin, and San Jacinto then at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Ralph Talbot | Eniwetok | DS]
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Argentia, Newfoundland and resumed their patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Argentia | DS]
Poland Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-59A departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Of 97 V-1 flying bombs launched this day from the Netherlands only 4 got through the anti-aircraft and fighter cordon, the fighters taking down 23 and the anti-aircraft guns 65 (Folkestone hitting 58), the remainder struck barrage balloon wires. Some of the bombs were found to be carrying propaganda leaflets. Only two serious casualties were reported during the day. Although 41 squadron had been stood down from V-1 patrols Flight Lieutenant Terry Spencer whilst carrying out tests in his Spitfire XII fighter saw a bomb passing over the town of Rye, Kent, England, United Kingdom he gave chase and brought it down in farmland; it was the Unit's 53rd and last victory. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 1 | V-Weapons Campaign | Rye, England | HM]
United States
  • USS Sea Cat departed New London, Connecticut, United States for US Territory of Hawaii via the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | New London, Connecticut | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1944
US Army medics removing a casualty from the battlefield to an aid station in an air shelter, near Brest, France, 28 Aug 1944Two German prisoners being taken to the 6th Division Prisoner of War Encampment, Brest, France 28 Aug 1944Map of Southern France during Operation Dragoon, 15-28 Aug 1944Australian crew of a Baby 25 pr field gun in Markham Valley, New Guinea, 28 Aug 1944; they were Sergeant J. O. Kennedy, gunner J. L. Kirby, and gunner T. M. Naughtin
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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