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28 Jun 1943
  • Köln, Germany was bombed by British aircraft, heavily damaging the cathedral. About 4,000 were killed and 1,500 were wounded. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | TH]
  • USS Tunny fired three torpedoes at a Japanese gunboat and dove to escape depth charge attacks from a nearby anti-submarine trawler. She observed two explosions. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Scorpion was ordered to sail for the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Scorpion | CPC]
  • Lucien Lippert was promoted to the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer. ww2dbase [Lucien Lippert | CPC]
  • Cruisers USS Honolulu, USS Helena, USS St. Louis with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Strong, USS McCall, USS Chevalier, and USS O’Bannon departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides bound for the Coral Sea. ww2dbase [Walden Ainsworth | Nicholas | St. Louis | Honolulu | Helena (St. Louis-class) | DS]
Alaska
  • USS S-41 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska. ww2dbase [S-41 | Unalaska | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Yugure completed maintenance and reiftting at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yugure | Truk | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
France Germany
  • A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft conclusively identified German long-range rocket launch sites on Peenemünde, Germany. ww2dbase [Peenemünde, Pommern | AC]
Japan
  • Irako departed Yokosuka, Japan at 1730 hours with convoy No. 3628 with transport Hakusan Maru, escorted by destroyer Ikazuchi. ww2dbase [Irako | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1943
Speer inspecting a captured Russian T-34 tank, 28 Jun 1943Sister-ships USS St. Louis (left) and USS Helena steaming north from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides toward the Solomon Islands, 28 Jun 1943. Helena would be lost two weeks later.Two B-17 Fortresses of the 94th Bombardment Group approaching an airfield in England, United Kingdom, 28 Jun 1943 (aircraft serial numbers 42-30382 above and 42-30376 below).

28 Jun 1943 Interactive Map

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