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27 Nov 1943
  • USS Wake Island departed Astoria, Oregon, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The first British Seafire F III carrier fighters reached the 894 Naval Air Squadron. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy fighter Ace "Butch" O'Hare disappeared during a night fighter combat test involving a radar equipped TBF Avenger aircraft leading three Hellcat fighters into an interception position. It was suspected that he might have been shot down by a TBF gunner. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Chiang Kaishek asked Joseph Stilwell to secure 10,000 tons of supplies to be flown over the Hump into China per month, while China would not make commitment on any American demands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was transferred to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. They would soon be moved to Vella Lavella. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Noor Inayat Khan was transferred to Karlsruhe, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • British Eighth Army launched an offensive across the Sangro River, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • Carrier Glory was launched at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, sponsored by Lady Cynthia Brookes, wife of Prime Minister Basil Brookes of Northern Ireland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Nov 1943
RAF Regiment troops inspecting a downed Me 410A-3 aircraft near the Sangro River, Italy, shortly after it was shot down on 26 Nov 1943

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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