28 Sep 1944
  • USMC landed on Ngesebus of Palau Islands to eliminate a Japanese artillery position. ww2dbase [Palau Islands and Ulithi Islands Campaigns | CPC]
  • RAF bombers dropped 909 tons of bombs on Kaiserslautern, Germany, destroying 36% of the town. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Apart from a few isolated pockets of resistance, the Germans surrendered Calais Citadel in France after further intensive bombing raids by British bombers. ww2dbase [AC]
Australian New Guinea China
  • The grand Shinto shrine in Lushun, puppet nation of Manchukuo (Liaoning Province, China), its contruction completed in Mar 1944, held its opening ceremony. ww2dbase [Lushun, Liaoning | CPC]
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Alabama arrived in Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | Saipan | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale patrolled waters south of Taiwan. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Kete departed the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Kete | CPC]
  • Kamoi took on food and disembarked heavy oil while at Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
Poland Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-60 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • During a speech in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill condemned Bulgaria, reminding the members that Bulgarians have been responsible for many war crimes in Greece and Yugoslavia, and that (as far as Great Britain was concerned) they were not welcome as co-belligerents, until they demonstrate atonement for their former misdeeds. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | London, England | AC]
  • German Air Force III/KG3 flew 20 sorties and lost two of their aircraft. The only other contacts were with a Royal Navy Avenger aircraft that was intercepted by Flight Officer Henley and a Warwick recognised in good time by Squardon Leader Humphrey, he continued on his patrol and claimed his first flying bomb over The hague, The Netherlands. All 7 of the bombs that got through the defence fell in the East Anglia region of England, United Kingdom, most landed in farmland and there were no injuries caused. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | England | HM]
  • In Moscow, Russia, Josip Tito formally authorized Soviet troops to enter Yugoslavia. Soviet 57th Army began marching toward Belgrade, Yugoslavia in three columns, with 64th Rifle Corps crossing the Morava River at Paracin, 68th Rifle Corps advancing from Vidin toward Mladenovac, and 75th Rifle Corps advancing from Turnu toward Pozarevac. ww2dbase [Belgrade Strategic Offensive Operation | TH, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1944
Chiang KaishekB-17G Fortress “Lost Angel” Belly landed at RAF Kimbolton after being damaged over Magdeburg, Germany, 28 Sep 1944. Note that the crew had unbolted and dropped the ball turret to keep it from breaking the airframe’s back

28 Sep 1944 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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