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28 Feb 1944
  • German female aviator Hanna Reitsch presented a proposal of a squadron of suicide pilots to Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase [Hanna Reitsch | CPC]
  • Oberleutnant zur See Werner Sausmikat was made the commanding officer of U-56, relieving Hugo Deiring. ww2dbase [U-56 | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • 80th Fighter Squadron (flying P-38 aircraft) of USAAF 80th Fighter Group was transferred out of Dobodura Airfield, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Dobodura Airfield | Dobodura | CPC]
  • All three battalions of the US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) arrived at the village of Tanja Ga in Burma about 22 miles east-northeast of Ningbyen. The village was the assembly area from which they would commence its campaign against the Japanese. Joseph Stilwell ordered the unit to begin marching toward Malawbum, 40 miles away, as soon as possible. The 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion would depart at dusk. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Joseph Stilwell | Tanja Ga | CPC]
France Germany
  • An experimental Wasserfall radio controlled anti-aircraft rocket was launched from Griefswalder Oie, an island near Peenemünde, Germany. The missile, intended for the defence of German cities, reached a height of 23,000 feet, a third of what had been hoped for. Eventually some fifty of these rockets were made but further development was stopped, in Feb 1945, when it was found that about a third had suffered failures for one reason or another. ww2dbase [Peenemünde Army Research Center | Griefswalder Oie, Pommern | AC]
Hawaii Japan Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-57 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1944
Vice Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, General Douglas MacArthur, and Colonel Lloyd Labrbas aboard cruiser Phoenix during bombardment of Los Negros Island, 28 Feb 1944; note 40-mm gun mount in backgroundXB-32 prototype bomber at rest, 28 Feb 1944; note twin tail of the original design, which would be changed for production aircraftAn American bomb dump in the Marshall Islands, 1944

28 Feb 1944 Interactive Map

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