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28 Jun 1944
  • German 9.Armee became surrounded after Soviet forces captured Mogilev, Byelorussia and crossed the Berezina River. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | TH]
  • French resistance fighters killed Minister of Information and local Milice leader Phillipe Henriot. Milice leader in Lyon, Paul Touvier, was ordered to conduct reprisal killings. ww2dbase [The French Resistance | CPC]
  • Communist-sponsored Hungarian-language Radio Kossuth announced that 200,000 Hungarian Jews had been killed in the past few months. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The British War Cabinet approved a memorandum by the Lord Chancellor which included a note that Britain would gather evidence of German atrocities against Jews only in occupied countries but not within Germany itself, for atrocities committed domestically did not constitute war crimes. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Gar reported sinking a Japanese ship in daylight with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • Ioshima received orders to move to the front. ww2dbase [Ninghai | CPC]
  • Z35 and Z36 escorted heavy cruiser L√ľtzow for the island of Ut√∂, Finland, but the sortie would be canceled after her departure. ww2dbase [Z36 | Z35 | L√ľtzow | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against the airfield at Laon-Athies, France. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Athies-sous-Laon | DS]
  • Karl Lennart Oesch ordered Finnish troops to fall back to the Vakkila-Ihantalaj√§rvi-Kokkoselk√§-Noskuanselk√§ Line in Finland. Soviet troops pursued the withdrawing Finns and caused heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Battle of Tali-Ihantala and Battle of Vuosalmi | CPC]
  • In the morning, British 3rd Infantry Division and tanks captured two German occupied chateaus, la Londe and la Landel, in France during Operation Mitten; the operation cost at least three British tanks and 268 men; historian Terry Copp had described the fighting for these chateaus as the "bloodiest square mile in Normandy". On the same day, German defenses halted Operation Epsom near Caen, France. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH, AC]
  • General Friedrich Dollmann, commanding officer of the German 7th Army in Normandie, France, died from a heart attack. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan Marshall Islands
  • USS St. Louis arrived at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
  • USS Honolulu arrived at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Eniwetok | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Archerfish fired four torpedoes at a Japanese escort vessel No. 24 in the Philippine Sea 50 miles west of Iwo Jima, Japan. Two struck, sinking her. ww2dbase [Archerfish | Philippine Sea | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Glenn Miler arrived in Gourock, Scotland, United Kingdom aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth. ww2dbase [Glenn Miller | Gourock, Scotland | AC]
  • USS Ancon arrived at Portland, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Ancon | Portland, England | CPC]
  • In Britain, damage to South London was severe due to V-1 bombs hitting four of the main railway stations and lines, parts of the Underground railway were also closed due to the damage. The Chiefs of Staff were forced to meet to discuss options to them. One idea raised was to guarantee the immunity of specified German cities from bombing if the bombardment was stopped. Another was to consider using napalm or poison gas against the launch sites. General Dwight Eisenhower promptly vetoed the ideas as did Chief of Imperial General Staff General Sir Alan Brooke. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | London, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1944
A VT-51 TBM-1C Avenger took off from San Jacinto to attack Guam, 28 Jun 1944US Army troops marched German prisoners of war through Cherbourg, 28 Jun 1944US Army troops attempted to blow up a German pillbox near Cherbourg, 28 Jun 1944LSTs unloading at low tide in the Easy sector of Omaha Beach, Normandy, 28 Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2; note Gooseberry breakwater offshore
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