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28 Sep 1941
  • US and British representatives traveled to Moscow, Russia to discuss the matter of western aid to the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Second Battle of Changsha commenced. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Changsha | CPC]
  • The British transferred the airfield RAF Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom to the US Army. The airfield would soon house the USAAF 91st Bombardment Group, which would remain until the end of the war. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Oak Leaves and Swords to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross award, and Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, were both established in Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Tetrarch damaged German ship Yalova 20 miles south of Naples, Italy; Yalova was beached to prevent sinking. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British corvette HMS Hyacinth sank Italian submarine Fisala 35 miles west of Palestine. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • HMS Edinburgh arrived at Malta. ww2dbase [Edinburgh | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho became the temporary flagship of Carrier Division 3. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • Georgy Zhukov announced to his troops that family members of those who become captured by the enemy would be arrested and shot. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]
Greece
  • A uprising against Bulgarian occupation began in Macedonia region of Greece. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Malta
  • The Allied Operation Halberd convoy arrived in Malta and began to disembark 50,000 tons of supplies aboard its ships. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | CPC]
Russia
  • Allied convoy QP-1, which was consisted of 14 British and Soviet merchant ships escorted by British cruiser HMS London and four minesweepers, departed Arkhangelsk, Russia at about 1200 hours for Britain. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Ukraine Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1941
UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting the ruins of the Coventry Cathedral, England, United Kingdom, 28 Sep 1941

28 Sep 1941 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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