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28 Jun 1943
  • USS Scorpion was ordered to sail for the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Köln, Germany was bombed by British aircraft, heavily damaging the cathedral. About 4,000 were killed and 1,500 were wounded. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Lucien Lippert was promoted to the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Germany
  • A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft conclusively identified German long-range rocket launch sites on Peenemünde, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1943
Speer inspecting a captured Russian T-34 tank, 28 Jun 1943Two 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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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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