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28 May 1945
  • Japanese air offensive sank destroyer USS Drexler and damaged several other ships off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • The British Admiralty ended the convoy system in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Tunny departed Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Guitarro departed Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Guitarro | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho was camouflaged at Nishinomishima, Japan. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • USS Ray sank 3 small Japanese vessels west of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. relieved Marc Mitscher as the commanding officer of US Navy Task Force 38; USS Shangri-La remained McCain's flagship. ww2dbase [Shangri-La | John McCain | Marc Mitscher | CPC]
  • William Joyce, whose radio broadcasts to Britain during the war had earned him the nickname "Lord Haw-Haw", was captured by British troops. ww2dbase [William Joyce | AC]
  • USS Shamrock Bay departed Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands with US Navy squadron VC-96 on board. ww2dbase [Shamrock Bay | Apra | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) resumed air support missions over Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Okinawa | DS]
  • I-14 departed Moji, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, arriving at Chinkai Naval Station in Chinkai (now Jinhae), Korea later in the same day. ww2dbase [I-14 | Moji, Fukuoka | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Okinawa | CPC]
  • USS St. Louis departed the Okinawa area bound for Leyte Gulf, Philippines. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Okinawa | DS]
Photo(s) dated 28 May 1945
US Marine Staff Sergeant A S. Barnacle shaving in his camp on Okinawa, Japan, ignoring the heavy flooding due to rain, 28 May 1945Commandant of the First Naval District Rear Admiral Felix Gygax and Commander, Naval Air Bases, First Naval District Commodore Dixie Kiefer arriving at Otis Field, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States 28 May 1945.

28 May 1945 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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