27 Jul 1944
  • Meteor F.Mk I jet fighters of No. 616 Squadron based at Manston in Kent, England, United Kingdom performed their first V-1 intercept mission. ww2dbase [Meteor | V-Weapons Campaign | AC]
  • USS Rock changed course for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Rock | CPC]
  • USS Snook fired 6 torpedoes at a Japanese freighter; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • Sunfish (S-class) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Sunfish (S-class) | CPC]
  • USS Pompon sank a Japanese trawler off Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
Arctic Ocean
  • Israel Fisanovich was killed when his submarine V-1, which was very recently British submarine HMS Sunfish, was destroyed in a friendly fire incident in the Norwegian Sea at the hands of a Liberator bomber of No. 86 Squadron of the British RAF Coastal Command. ww2dbase [Israel Fisanovich | Norwegian Sea | CPC]
Caroline Islands Dutch East Indies
  • While flying with the elite 433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, US 5th Air Force, the famous American civilian aviator Charles Lindbergh, who was only there to demonstrate effective ways of increasing the range of the P-38 fighter, accounted for a Japanese Ki-51 aircraft near Ceram Island (now spelled Seram), Dutch East Indies. The Japanese aircraft was piloted by Captain Saburo Shimada, the commanding officer of the 73rd Independent Squadron. The 433rd Fighter Squadron commander, Colonel Charles Macdonald, would later receive quite a rocket from Fifth Air Force HQ when they heard that such a distinguished civilian had been allowed to participate in a combat mission. ww2dbase [Ceram, Malaku | AC, CPC]
Hawaii
  • US 7th Division conducted a parade for US President Franklin Roosevelt and General Douglas MacArthur on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Pacific Strategy Conference | Oahu | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dace (SS-247) attacked a Japanese convoy and sank the 1,192-ton fleet tanker Kyoei Maru No. 2 in the Celebes Sea 90 miles south of Zamboanga, Philippines. 10 torpedoes were expended; 5 hit. ww2dbase [Dace | Celebes Sea | HM]
Poland
  • Bialystok in Poland, Dunaburg (Daugavpils) in Latvia, and Lviv in Ukraine were captured by Soviet forces; meanwhile, a major bridgehead was also established across the Vistula River near Magnuszew, Poland. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | Bialystok | TH]
United Kingdom
  • 24 people were killed when a V-1 flying bomb fell onto Church Road in Beckenham, London, England, United Kingdom; it impacted by the road and graveyard by the St George's Church and caused major damage and unearthing graves. Others fell in Norwood elsewhere in London, killing 6 and bringing down houses. A stray flying bomb impacted near the town of Mosstofta in Sweden, causing little damage and no casualties. It was unclear where this bomb was launched from; it could have been from a training flight by III KG/3 or from the research area at Peenemünde, Germany. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 27 Jul 1944
US 5th Army Lieutenant General Mark Clark pinning Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation ribbons to Japanese-American members of 100th Infantry Battalion, Vada area, Italy, 27 Jul 1944United States Army General Douglas MacArthur, President Franklin Roosevelt, and Admiral Chester Nimitz enjoying fresh tropical fruit at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, 27 Jul 1944.A US Marine having a moment of relaxation with a lion statue, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 27 Jul 1944

27 Jul 1944 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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