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27 Jun 1944
  • USS Blenny was commissioned into service Lieutenant Commander W. H. Hazzard in command. ww2dbase [Blenny | CPC]
  • Soviet units captured Orsha, Byelorussia on the Dneiper River, while near Vitebsk German LIII Korps was finally destroyed. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | TH]
  • Members of the Polish underground Armia Krajowa sent a messaged to the United Kingdom, noting that their intelligence suggested that the Germans were developing a rocket estimated to be 40 feet (12.2 meters) long and 6 feet (2.7 meters) wide. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • HMS Pink (Commander G. V. Legassick) was hit by a torpedo fired from the German submarine U-988 off the Normandy beaches, France, and was so badly damaged that she was declared as a constructive total loss. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Guitarro arrived at Frementle, Australia, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Guitarro | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank Japanese tanker Medan Maru and damage two other ships off Taiwan, hitting them with five of six torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Seahorse | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • After exercises and work-ups around Bermuda that included exercising with the friendly Italian submarine RIN Goffredo Mameli, USS Card and her escorts steamed north toward their operating area southeast of Newfoundland. ww2dbase [Card | DS]
Finland France
  • In France, US troops captured Cherbourg while British forces took Hill 112 near Caen. Elsewhere in France, the British 3rd Infantry Division and tanks launched Operation Mitten to seize two German occupied chateaus, la Londe and la Landel; the evening assault was repulsed. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH, AC]
  • USS Ancon departed French waters. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | Ancon | Basse-Normandie | CPC]
  • U-2501 was commissioned into service under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Otto H├╝bschen, and the submarine was assigned to the 31st Submarine Flotilla, which was a training unit. ww2dbase [U-2501 | CPC]
Italy Marshall Islands San Marino
  • British bombers attacked San Marino, killing 35. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • 53 V-1 flying bombs were launched against the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth in southern Britain but had little effect and the order was rescinded the next day. One of the first V-1 bombs that failed to explode came down at a farm outside Newington providing information on its construction and propulsion. The worst impact of the day was at Gauden Road in Clapham, south London when at a few minutes into the day 11 people, asleep in their houses were killed. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | England | HM]
United States
  • Gracce Hopper was promoted to the rank of lieutenant (jg). ww2dbase [Grace Hopper | CPC]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with 69 aircraft as cargo and 267 personnel as passengers. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | San Diego, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1944
US Army Captain Earl Topley looking at a German soldier who had killed three of his men before his own death, Cherbourg, France, 27 Jun 1944Major General Manton Eddy and another American officer speaking to a captured German officer, Cherbourg, France, 26-27 Jun 1944

27 Jun 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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