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28 Jun 1941
  • German troops captured Minsk, Byelorussia, encircling 27 Soviet Army divisions in the process. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
  • Albania declared war on the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Scirè's mission to attack Grand Harbour, Malta was canceled. ww2dbase [Scirè | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • Fleet tender Hai sustained some damage by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea. ww2dbase [F3 | CPC]
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop sent a message to the Japanese embassy in Berlin, Germany, asking the Japanese to jointly invade the Soviet Union by tearing up the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and attack Vladivostok, Russia. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | Berlin | CPC]
  • Chen Jie submitted a letter to the German government, noting the long standing friendly Sino-German relationship, urging Germany to abandon its wish to recognize the Japanese puppet regime in China under Wang Jingwei. ww2dbase [Chen Jie | Berlin | CPC]
  • The Soviet NKVD, NKGB, and the Chief Prosecutor Office signed a top secret joint order to coordinate the investigation of traitors. ww2dbase [Moscow | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1941
Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2

28 Jun 1941 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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