28 Nov 1944
  • US Ninth Army reached the Roer River in Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • French First Army surrounded Burnhaupt-le-Bas, France, but not before most of German LXIII Korps escaped. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Albania was liberated by the Albanian partisans. ww2dbase [CPC]
Belgium Burma India
  • Louis Mountbatten sent Air Marshal Richard Peirse and Lady Auchinleck back to England when their affair became common knowledge in India. ww2dbase [AC]
Italy Japan
  • USS Archerfish surfaced south of Tokyo Bay, Japan at 1718 hours. At 1800 hours, the incomplete Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano departed Yokosuka, Japan, 2,175 officers and crew, 300 shipyard workers, and 40 civilians on board; she was escorted by destroyers Hamakaze, Yukikaze, and Isokaze and submarine chaser Cha-241. At 2034 hours, Archerfish sighted Inamba Shima about 90 miles south of the entrance to Tokyo Bay. At 2048 hours, Archerfish's radar detected a contact approaching from the north. At 2140 hours, commanding officer Commander Joseph Enright identified the target as an unknown aircraft carrier. A message was sent to Commander Submarines Pacific Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, who on the following day would order all submarines in the area to converge on this target. ww2dbase [Shinano | Archerfish | Yukikaze | Hamakaze | Yokosuka Naval Arsenal | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • T10 was damaged by a Soviet air raid on Liepāja, Latvia (Libau). ww2dbase [T10 | Liepāja | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
  • As part of the screen for a battleship and cruiser force patrolling Leyte Gulf, Philippines, USS Nicholas was ordered by the Task Group Commander to fire upon a US B-25 Mitchell bomber that was dropping objects near the formation. After firing 76 5-inch anti-aircraft shells, no hits were observed and the bomber departed the area. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Leyte Gulf, Leyte | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 28 Nov 1944
WASP pilot Ruth Dailey climbing into a P-38 Lightning aircraft, United States, 28 Nov 1944

28 Nov 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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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

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