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28 Jul 1944
  • American troops captured Coutances, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • With Geoffrey de Havilland Jr. at the controls, the de Havilland Hornet aircraft made its maiden flight. The Hornet entered service in 1946. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Dutch government issued a protest over the atrocities committed by the crew of Japanese I-8 against the survivors of sunken merchant ship Tjisalak. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australia
  • USS Ray departed Fremantle, Australia after restocking her store of torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Wang Guangfu, flying a P-40N fighter, shot down a Ki-44 aircraft of Japanese Army 9th Sentai over China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wang Guangfu, flying a P-40N fighter, shot down a Ki-44 aircraft and damaged another over China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Guam
  • US Marines captured the old US Marine Corps parade ground on Guam, Mariana Islands. Elsewhere on the island, Lieutenant General Takeshi Takashina, commanding the 19,000 Japanese garrison on Guam, was killed by machine gun fire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC, AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Hawkbill arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Poland
  • Brest-Litovsk, Poland (now in Belarus), site of a joint German-Soviet victory parade in 1939, was captured by Soviet forces after heavy fighting. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Singapore United Kingdom
  • One of the worst V-1 flying bomb incidents happened at 0935 hours when a bomb hit the crowded shopping centre in Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom. It landed on the roof of a street level shelter outside a Marks & Spencer department store. It caused major damage to the store and the Woolworths next to it. Many were killed in the Woolworth's basement restaurant area and passing buses were ripped apart. 51 people were killed instantly and others in hospital later. The blast zone of this bomb stretched for 600 yards in all directions. The day was made worse when another 45 were killed in Kensington High Street in central London. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | HM]
United States
  • USS Copahee arrived at San Diego, California, United States with 14 captured Japanese aircraft and 37 captured engines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1944
Tractors hauled supplies around an overflow materiel yard in England, which held supplies exceeding the capacity of Normandy yards, 28 Jul 1944US Marines Gunnery Sergeant J. Paget and Privates L. C. Whether and V. A. Sot with their Browning M1919 machine gun, about 100 yards in-land from the Guam invasion beach, Mariana Islands, 28 JulAmericans landing on Tinian, Mariana Islands, late Jul 1944American reinforcements wading onto Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944
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28 Jul 1944 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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