27 Mar 1943
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Rabaul, New Britain departing later on the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Tunny reached Wake Island waters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German tanks stopped the British offensive at El Hamma, Tunisia, but New Zealand troops had successfully secured territory south of the town. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Japanese 6th Field Kempeitai arrived at Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Additions to Marine Fighting Squadron 222 (VMF-222) arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank a small Japanese patrol vessel with her deck gun in the Yellow Sea, then sank a small fishing trawler with improvised Molotov cocktail bombs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The BI-3 rocket-powered prototype aircraft took its fourth flight at Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, reaching the speed of more than 800 kilometers per hour. The aircraft would lose control during flight, crashing to the ground and killing test pilot Grigory Bakhchivandzhi. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The US Court of Appeals granted a review of Fred Korematsu's case. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Mar 1943
USS North Carolina off US Territory of Hawaii, 27 Mar 1943M7 self-propelled artillery vehicle in North Africa, 27 Mar 1943

27 Mar 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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