28 July 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 78: 182 aircraft sent to attack industrial targets at Kassel and 120 aircraft sent to attack industrial targets at Oschersleben. 22 aircraft lost.

The Germans begin to evacute Hamburg. Nearly one million people leave the city over the next few days.

War at Sea

German submarine U-404 sunk with all hands off Cape Ortegal

German submarine U-159 sunk with all hands off Haiti

Italy

President Roosevelt broadcasts the Allies terms for an Italian surrender

Related Books

 Inferno: The Devastation of Hamburg, 1943, Keith Lowe. Quite possibly the best book yet written on the Allied bombing campaign against Germany, Lowe examines the week-long attack on Hamburg in July 1943 from the point of view of the bomber pilots, the German night fighter pilots and the citizens of Hamburg. A brilliantly researched and written account of one of the more somber periods in European History. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 28 July 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_07_28.html
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