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27 Jun 1945
  • USS Caiman arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • HMCS Trillium was transferred to the British Royal Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • French fighter ace Marcel Albert was appointed Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Cero departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Baya fired six torpedoes at a Japanese vessel in the South China Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy Lieutenant (jg) R. C. Janes, flying a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon aircraft of VPB-142, made a visual contact with a surfaced submarine heading north-west at 14 knots about 410 miles east of Saipan, Mariana Islands at 1220 hours. He made a sharp turn and dropped three Mk. 47 depth charges and five markers. The submarine first made a hard-starboard turn and dived. When Janes returned to the scene, an oil slick was sighted, followed by fragments of wood. He followed up the attack with a Mk. 24 "Fido" acoustic torpedo and continued to patrol for a while. The submarine was I-165 (previously I-65); she sank with all 106 crew. ww2dbase [HM]
  • USS Shamrock Bay arrived at San Pedro Bay in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Aleksandr Vadis was made the head of Soviet GSOVG Counterintelligence Directorate and P. I. Ivashutin was made the head of YuGV Counterintelligence Directorate. ww2dbase [CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1945
Portrait of US President Harry Truman, 27 Jun 1945US Marines and US Army soldiers celebrating the capture of Hill 89, Okinawa, Japan, 27 Jun 1945; the hill was captured by US Army 7th Inf Div on 21 Jun

27 Jun 1945 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal