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28 Jul 1943
  • USS Sunfish began her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • B-25 bombers of US 14th Air Force attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Marine Fighting Squadron 222 (VMF-222) departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Otto Skorzeny arrived in Rome, Italy and visited Albert Kesselring at the Tusculum II villa outside of the city. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Norway
  • Westfalen departed BodÝ, Norway, escorted by auxiliary trawler V 5717 Fritz Homann. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Georgy Zhukov was awarded the Order of Suvorov 1st Class for the second time. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal