28 Sep 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Makassar, Celebes and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Germans recaptured Split, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia from the partisans. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The US submarine Cisco was sunk by Japanese aircraft west of Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Cisco | AC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USS Grouper unloaded supplies for coast watchers on New Britain. She also picked up downed airman Captain Arthur Post of US 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, who had been shot down three months prior. ww2dbase [Grouper | New Britain | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • Edmund Herring and his staff officers R. B. Sutherland and R. Bierwirth boarded a USAAF B-25 bomber at Dobodura Airfield on New Guinea island for transport to Milne Bay. The undercarriage of the aircraft collapsed during takeoff, causing the propeller to break pieces off of the Marston Mat; Sutherland was struck and killed by one such piece. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Edmund Herring | Dobodura | CPC]
  • Task Group 21.14 centered around escort carrier USS Card departed Naval Operating Base Bermuda on their second anti-submarine Hunter-Killer combat sortie. ww2dbase [Card | Port Royal Bay | DS]
  • The body of Brigadier General Nathan Forrest, who was killed when the B-17 bomber within which he traveled was destroyed in Jun 1943, was wash up near a seaplane base at Ruegen Island in Germany. ww2dbase [Pommern | CPC]
  • US 3rd Infantry Division captured Avellino, Italy. ww2dbase [Operation Avalanche | Avellino, Campania | CPC]
  • Italian resistance fighters and German occupation troops clashed in the Materdei district, the Vomero district, the Porta Capuana city gate, the Castel Nuovo fortress, the Sant'Anna dei Lombardi church, and other locations in Naples, Italy. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
  • USS Harder attacked a Japanese transport off Japan; both torpedoes missed. Later in the day, she set sail for the Hawaiian Islands. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish sank a Japanese transport in the Banda Sea, hitting her with 2 of 2 torpedoes fired., ww2dbase [Bluefish | Banda Sea | CPC]
US Pacific Islands

28 Sep 1943 Interactive Map

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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