27 Jun 1941
  • German troops captured Bobruisk in Byelorussia and Przemysl in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Hungary declared war on the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British bombers attacked Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Kaunas, Lithuania, a group of Lithuanian nationalists gathered more than 50 Jewish men in a horse stable and beat them violently with iron bars in public view. None of the victims survived the Lietukis Garage Massacre. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Joseph Stalin gave permission to military tribunals to give out death sentences to members of the Red Army without his personal approval. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The US Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices of the Socialist Workers Party in Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota, United States, seizing large quantities of Communist literature. ww2dbase [AC]
Yugoslavia
  • The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia appointed Tito as Commander-in-Chief of the Yugoslavian Peoples Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1941
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 27 Jun 1941

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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