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27 Feb 1944
  • USS Cod sank a Japanese merchant ship by torpedo. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
Australian New Guinea French Syria and Lebanon
  • Lebanon declared war on Germany and Japan. ww2dbase [Lebanon | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler ordered the name Hummel to be dropped from the official designation of the SdKfz 165 self-propelled gun as the bumble bee was not deemed to be fiersome enough of an animal mascot for a fighting vehicle. ww2dbase [SdKfz 165 Hummel | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank freighter Ceylon Maru, hitting her with 1 of 2 torpedoes. She was sunk by the subsequent depth charging by aircraft and anti-submarine craft 100 kilometers southeast of Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
  • The Soviet troops responsible for deporting the population of Khaibakh village in Chechnya in southern Russia could not complete their assignment due to a heavy snowstorm. Instead, Colonel Mikheil Gveshiani of the NKVD ordered the troops to force the entire population of 700 into a large stable, lock the doors, and set the stable on fire. ww2dbase [Deportation of Caucasian, Altaic, and Turkish Peoples | Khaibakh, Chechen-Ingush | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 27 Feb 1944
Japanese landing ship No. 149 loading a Type 95 Ha-Go light tank, Nasake Island, Kure, Japan, 27 Feb 1944Japanese landing ship No. 149 unloading a Type 3 Ka-Chi amphibious tank, Nasake Island, Kure, Japan, 27 Feb 1944

27 Feb 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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