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28 Oct 1942
  • The construction of the Alaska-Canadian Highway was completed; it would not be dedicated until 20 Nov 1942. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Arturo Riccardi was promoted to the rank of full admiral. ww2dbase [Arturo Riccardi | CPC]
  • Allied convoy UCF 1, containing troops and equipment for the invasion of French North Africa, was met by carriers Ranger, Sangamon, Suwannee, Chenango, and Santee which had sailed from Bermuda. Task Force 34 now contained the full invasion force of 102 ships, carrying 35,000 American troops; the force sailed for Casablanca. ww2dbase [Operation Torch | CPC]
  • Australian troops captured Kokoda airfield in New Guinea. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands for emergency repairs. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing carrier Shokaku at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Hawaii Marshall Islands
  • Kamoi departed Jaluit, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Jaluit | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale patrolled the waters south of Bungo Channel between the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Shaw transferred survivors of USS Porter to battleship USS South Dakota while en route Efate in the New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | South Dakota | Shaw | DS]
Poland Photo(s) dated 28 Oct 1942
Two Germans ensuring that this group of massacred Ukrainian Jews were indeed all dead, near Mizocz, Ukraine, Oct 1942Katyusha rocket launchers firing near Stalingrad, Russia, 28 Oct 1942Destroyer USS Shaw transferring survivors of sunken destroyer USS Porter to battleship USS South Dakota (foreground) while underway toward Efate, New Hebrides, 28 Oct 1942.

28 Oct 1942 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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