27 Feb 1943
  • Jews in Berlin, Germany who were previously allowed to remain there due to their positions in the armaments industry were deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Meanwhile, the Rosenstrasse protest began in Berlin by women who had married Jewish men. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Karl von Le Suire stepped down as the commanding officer of German 46th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • A lifeboat containing survivors of Dutch steam merchant ship Madoera, damaged by German submarine U-653 three days prior, was discovered. The 6 white survivors were picked up and later brought to La Pallice, France, but the 29 non-white sailors were left adrift. ww2dbase [HM]
Hawaii
  • USS Finback departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-53 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Dilly Knox passed away from lymphoma in Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Midway Atoll, refueled, and then departed for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Feb 1943
Three A-20B Havoc attack aircraft, probably of 47th Bomb Group, US 12th Air Force, over Tunisia, 27 Feb 1943HMS Cumberland (left), HMS Obdurate (second from left), HMS Belfast (third from left), and HMS Faulknor (right) in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia, 27-28 Feb 1943

27 Feb 1943 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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