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]
  • 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]
  • 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
Norwegian Brigade 2-inch mortar team in training, Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom, 27 Jun 1941Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 27 Jun 1941

27 Jun 1941 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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