27 Apr 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse sank Japanese cargo ship Akigawa Maru west of Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yuzuki rescued survivors of sunken light cruiser Yubari. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Overseas civilian travel was banned by the British government. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British Sergeant Norman Jackson's Lancaster bomber was attacked by a German nightfighter after a bombing run over Schweinfurt, Germany. As he observed that the starboard wing was on fire, he climbed outside with a parachute and a fire extinguisher. Holding on with one hand, he attempted to put out the fire while the aircraft traveled at 200 miles per hour at the altitude of 20,000 feet. He was eventually thrown off the aircraft as the German nightfighter returned for a second attack. He would survive the fall and would become captured. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Remy Van Lierde was assigned to No. 3 Squadron RAF, flying Tempest Mk. V fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Algeria
  • Gloire began a period of refitting at Algiers, Algeria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
India
  • Anglo-Indian troops attempted to attack the Japanese positions on the far side of the tennis court in Kohima, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of Suvorov 1st Class for the third time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Canadian and New Zealand prime ministers arrived in London, England, United Kingdom for the Imperial Conference. ww2dbase [TH]
Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1944
US Navy African-American mechanic Alvin V. Morrison working on PBY Catalina aircraft at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, United States, 27 Apr 1944Sherman Crab flail tank under test with the UK 79th (Experimental) Armored Division Royal Engineers, 27 Apr 1944Canadian 1st Special Service Force troops relaxing near Anzio, Italy, 20-27 Apr 1944USS Miami underway, 27 Apr 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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