28 Dec 1942
  • Concentration camp doctors at Birkenau began sterilization experiments on female prisoners. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek cabled Washington DC in the United States, complaining of Archibald Wavell's uncooperativeness regarding a possible coordinated offensive in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Czechoslovakia
  • Alfred Flatow, German Olympic gymnast, passed away in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Hawaii
  • USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Russia
  • Nikolai Kamanin, flew his first WW2 combat sortie, over Velikiye Luki, Leningrad Oblast (now in Pskov Oblast), Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Robert Johnson and fellow members of the USAAF 61st Fighter Squadron arrived at Camp Kilmer at Piscataway and Edison, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Dec 1942
Pickerel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Dec 1942, photo 2 of 2Pickerel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Dec 1942, photo 1 of 2

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

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