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28 May 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Pompon attacked a Japanese transport south of Japan; all 3 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Charr was launched, sponsored by Mrs. William Orkney. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USAAF again bombed the synthetic oil plant at Lne-Merseburg in eastern Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • British entertainer Nol Coward arrived in Ceylon aboard destroyer HMS Rapid. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Parts of Air Group 18 on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 110 was laid down by Osaka Zosen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Whale departed Majuro, Marshall Islands for her eighth war patrol; destroyer USS Cassin escorted her out to sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Golet departed Midway Atoll with Lieutenant James S. Clark as her new commanding officer. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 May 1944
Japanese-American soldiers of the US 100th Infantry Battalion marching in the Valletri area of Italy, 28 May 1944USS Becuna, late May 1944

28 May 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal