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28 Jul 1943 British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-122, equipped with F4U fighters, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | CPC]
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Tianhe Airfield | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • Otto Skorzeny arrived in Rome, Italy and visited Albert Kesselring at the Tusculum II villa outside of the city. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Yokosuka, Japan for her 14th voyage with the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Westfalen departed Bod?, Norway, escorted by auxiliary trawler V 5717 Fritz Homann. ww2dbase [Westfalen | CPC]
  • Georgy Zhukov was awarded the Order of Suvorov 1st Class for the second time. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1943
General Bernard Montgomery saying farewell to Lieutenant General George Patton at an airfield near Palermo, Sicily, Italy after MontgomeryB-17 Flying Fortress bomber in flight over Mount Rainier, Washington, United States, 28 Jul 1943; note the special external hardpoints modificationBernard Montgomery and George Patton near Palermo, Sicily, Italy, 28 Jul 1943German tanks and armored vehicles on the battlefield at Kursk, Russia, 28 Jul 1943.

28 Jul 1943 Interactive Map

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