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 [Main Article | CPC]
Brunei
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Brunei. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China Czechoslovakia
  • General Rudolf Viest sent a message to the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile in Britain that the organized resistance had ended. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Sea Cat departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Composite Squadron 90 (VC-90) on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Hungary
  • Hannah Szenes was tried for treason against Hungary. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • The US 5th Army offensive Bologna, Italy began to stall. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wasp departed waters off Philippine Islands for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • Nachi arrived at Manila Bay, Philippine Islands and entered drydock at No. 103 Repair Facility at Cavite for repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 101 was sunk by US aircraft in Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Poland
  • Jewish prisoner Kurt Gerron, who had completed a propaganda film at Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia for the Germans, was killed at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-61 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS King George V departed Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | 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 [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




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