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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]
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 | CPC]
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 | AC]
Hawaii Japan Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-57 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | 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 1944An American bomb dump in the Marshall Islands, 1944

28 Feb 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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