28 Oct 1944
  • German forces evacuated Albania. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German forces in Netherlands started withdrawing to Walcheren in the face of Canadian pressure. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German 4.Armee stubbornly resisted around Goldap, East Prussia, Germany, halting the Soviet advance. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Finnmark region of Norway was ordered by the Germans to be evacuated and destroyed. Nearly 50,000 people were forced to flee and over 10,000 homes are destroyed. ww2dbase [TH]
  • One day after a mission over Rabaul, New Britain in which unmanned TDR drones damaged some buildings, the US Navy canceled the TDR project. ww2dbase [TDR | CPC]
Brunei
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Brunei. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
China Czechoslovakia
  • General Rudolf Viest sent a message to the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile in Britain that the organized resistance had ended. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Hawaii Hungary Italy Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wasp departed waters off Philippine Islands for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Helm, assisted by destroyer USS Gridley and TBF Avenger aircraft from carrier USS Belleau Wood, sinks either Japanese submarine I-46 orI-54, 100 miles east of Samar, Philippines. [Both I-46 and I-54 were lost the same day in the same area so there is some uncertainty, but I-46 is more likely.] ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Belleau Wood | Gridley | Helm | DS]
Philippines Poland Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-61 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS King George V departed Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Scapa Flow | King George V | Scapa Flow, Scotland | CPC]
  • Deptford, one of the most heavily hit London boroughs by V-1 flying bombs was hit again; the bomb crashed into Milton Court Road, killing one and injuring others. Flight Lieutenant Ernie Williams flying a Tempest V fighter (EJ590/SD-L) shot down his tenth and final V-1 flying bomb. ww2dbase [London, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 28 Oct 1944
A Canadian gun-tractor skidded off the road on the flooded island of Beveland, the Netherlands, 28 Oct 1944

28 Oct 1944 Interactive Map

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




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites


Famous WW2 Quote
"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal