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27 Jul 1945

Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TF58 pounded shipping and installations around the Kure naval base. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • USAAF bombers dropped 600,000 leaflets over 11 Japanese cities, warning civilians of bombing. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese issued a reply to the United States' threat to utterly destroy Japan if the appeal, made on 21 Jul 1945. Japan refused to surrender. The reply stated that Japan was determined to fight tooth and nail for every inch of her sacred soil. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • A mine laid by USAAF B-29 aircraft sank the 1,025-ton Japanese army cargo ship Unten Maru in the in the western portion of the Inland Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
  • A mine laid by USAAF B-29 aircraft sank the 887-ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Meiko Maru off Kogushi, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
  • A mine laid by USAAF B-29 aircraft sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Banshu Maru No. 55 in Odo Strait, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
Korea
  • US aircraft damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Rokuzan Maru off the southeast coast of Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
  • USAAF B-25 and P-51 aircraft on anti-shipping sweep off the southeast coast of Korea sank the 886-ton Japanese tanker Yushin Maru. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
Pacific Ocean
  • US submarine USS Pogy (SS-266; Lieutenant Commander J. M. Bowers) sank the 2,449-ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Chikuzen Maru about 90 miles north of Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Four torpedoes were expended; two hit. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
  • USS Blenny reported sinking three small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 3 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Traffic boat Kuroshio No. 1, formerly landing ship No. 131, was sunk by US submarine in the Strait of Malacca between Malaya and Sumatra. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese transport Doshi Maru was sunk by aircraft off Nishitomari, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [HM]
  • The Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Giso Maru No. 40, was sunk by aircraft off Urajiri, Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [HM]
Philippines
  • USS Becuna arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Six of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 arrived at Manicani Bay, Samar, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Shamrock Bay arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Menhaden departed New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Jul 1945
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson and General Dwight Eisenhower, Frankfurt, Germany, 27 Jul 1945Henry Arnold with his staff during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 27 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2Henry Arnold with his staff during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 27 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2General Alexei Antenoff, General George Marshall, General Henry Arnold, Admiral Ernest King, and other Allied officers meeting during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 27 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2
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27 Jul 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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Winston Churchill, 1935