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28 Oct 1944
  • German forces evacuated Albania. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German forces in Netherlands started withdrawing to Walcheren in the face of Canadian pressure. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German 4.Armee stubbornly resisted around Goldap, East Prussia, Germany, halting the Soviet advance. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Finnmark region of Norway was ordered by the Germans to be evacuated and destroyed. Nearly 50,000 people were forced to flee and over 10,000 homes are destroyed. ww2dbase [TH]
  • One day after a mission over Rabaul, New Britain in which unmanned TDR drones damaged some buildings, the US Navy canceled the TDR project. ww2dbase [TDR | CPC]
Brunei
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Brunei. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
China
  • Kamoi departed Sijiao Island off Shanghai, China at 0930 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • General Rudolf Viest sent a message to the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile in Britain that the organized resistance had ended. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Hawaii Hungary
  • Hannah Szenes was tried for treason against Hungary. ww2dbase [Hannah Szenes | CPC]
Italy Japan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Unryu departed Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Unryu | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wasp departed waters off Philippine Islands for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
Philippines Poland Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-61 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS King George V departed Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Scapa Flow | King George V | CPC]
  • Deptford, one of the most heavily hit London boroughs by V-1 flying bombs was hit again; the bomb crashed into Milton Court Road, killing one and injuring others. Flight Lieutenant Ernie Williams flying a Tempest V fighter (EJ590/SD-L) shot down his tenth and final V-1 flying bomb. ww2dbase [HM]
Photo(s) dated 28 Oct 1944
A Canadian gun-tractor skidded off the road on the flooded island of Beveland, the Netherlands, 28 Oct 1944

28 Oct 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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