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27 Oct 1937
  • Vincenzo Gioberti was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Republican forces in Spain set fire to their fuel reserves in Gijon, Spain to avoid Nationalist capture. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • After taking Shanghai North Railway Station in the morning, Japanese troops moved on to launched a small scale attack the Sihang Warehouse on the north bank of the Suzhou River in Shanghai to test Chinese defenses. The Japanese avoided using mortars and other weapons of greater firepower, including aerial bombardment, to avoid hitting the international zone just across the river. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The keel of US battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) was laid down at New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1937
Norwegian Foreign Minister Halvdan Koht and US Secretary of State Cordell Hull, State Department, Washington DC, United States, 27 Oct 1937Chinese soldiers on the roof of Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, late Oct 1937West wall of Sihang Warehouse, Shanghai, China, late Oct or early Nov 1937Bombed out shell of what used to be the Shanghai North Railway Station, late Oct 1937

27 Oct 1937 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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