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27 Apr 1939
  • The British government introduced a national conscription policy for 20 and 21-year-old males. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The British Air Ministry awarded the largest-ever order for a US-built fighter aircraft with an order for 524 Tomahawk fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Japanese troops counterattacked against the Chinese offensive at Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, engaging in combat south and southeast of the city. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Alois Eliás was named the prime minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov was named the head of the UNKVD Directorate of Rostov Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1939
Akagi in Sukumo Bay, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, 27 Apr 1939Kirishima and Akagi in Tsukumo Bay, Japan, 27 Apr 1939

27 Apr 1939 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944