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27 Feb 1943
  • Jews in Berlin, Germany who were previously allowed to remain there due to their positions in the armaments industry were deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Meanwhile, the Rosenstrasse protest began in Berlin by women who had married Jewish men. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Karl von Le Suire stepped down as the commanding officer of German 46th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | CPC]
  • Francis Gabreski was assigned to 61st Fighter Squadron of USAAF 56th Fighter Group, flying the P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. ww2dbase [Francis Gabreski | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • A lifeboat containing survivors of Dutch steam merchant ship Madoera, damaged by German submarine U-653 three days prior, was discovered. The 6 white survivors were picked up and later brought to La Pallice, France, but the 29 non-white sailors were left adrift. ww2dbase [HM]
Hawaii Japan Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-53 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Dilly Knox passed away from lymphoma in Britain. ww2dbase [Dilly Knox | AC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Midway Atoll, refueled, and then departed for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Wahoo | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Feb 1943
Three A-20B Havoc attack aircraft, probably of 47th Bomb Group, US 12th Air Force, over Tunisia, 27 Feb 1943HMS Cumberland (left), HMS Obdurate (second from left), HMS Belfast (third from left), and HMS Faulknor (right) in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia, 27-28 Feb 1943

27 Feb 1943 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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