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27 May 1944
  • The first Shinyo special attack boats were completed. ww2dbase [Shinyo-class | CPC]
  • USS Becuna was commissioned into service, Lieutenant Commander H. D. Sturr in command. ww2dbase [Becuna | CPC]
  • Brigadier William Lentaigne ordered Michael Calvert to capture Mogaung, Burma by 5 Jun 1944. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Hopewell, USS O'Bannon, and USS Taylor arrived at Blanche Harbor, Treasury Islands, Solomon Islands, refueled, and departed bound for Madina on the north shore of New Ireland. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Dutch East Indies France Germany
  • Hans Speidel, Konstantin von Neurath, and Karl Stroelin met at Stroelin's home in Freudenstadt, Germany to discuss the overthrow of Adolf Hitler. They concluded that Erwin Rommel was the ideal candidate to be the interim head of Germany or as the chief of the Germany military after Hitler's death as the Western Allies were more likely to negotiate peace with him than any of the officials in Berlin. They believed that a united European front could be formed to fight against Bolshevism. ww2dbase [Freudenstadt | CPC]
  • Italian "Folgore" parachute regiment reported a strength of 1,200 Italians and 130 Germans. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In a Daily Telegraph crossword puzzle the word "Overlord" appeared as one of the answers. This caused considerable consternation among Allied invasion planners as "Overlord" was the codename for the whole D-Day operation. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | AC]
Photo(s) dated 27 May 1944
Page 1 of report describing how B-24D Liberator aircraft Page 2 of report describing how B-24D Liberator aircraft B-24D Liberator bomber Captain Paul W. Watson of USS Coral Sea inspecting the S Division on the flight deck, 27 May 1944
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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