27 Jul 1945

Japan
  • USAAF bombers dropped 600,000 leaflets over 11 Japanese cities, warning civilians of bombing. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TF58 pounded shipping and installations around the Kure naval base. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
  • The Japanese issued a reply to the United States' threat to utterly destroy Japan if the appeal, made on 21 Jul 1945. Japan refused to surrender. The reply stated that Japan was determined to fight tooth and nail for every inch of her sacred soil. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | AC]
  • A mine laid by USAAF B-29 aircraft sank the 1,025-ton Japanese army cargo ship Unten Maru in the in the western portion of the Inland Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | HM]
  • A mine laid by USAAF B-29 aircraft sank the 887-ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Meiko Maru off Kogushi, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | HM]
  • A mine laid by USAAF B-29 aircraft sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Banshu Maru No. 55 in Odo Strait, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | HM]
Korea Pacific Ocean
  • USS Blenny reported sinking three small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Blenny | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 3 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day. ww2dbase [Bugara | CPC]
  • Traffic boat Kuroshio No. 1, formerly landing ship No. 131, was sunk by US submarine in the Strait of Malacca between Malaya and Sumatra. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
  • US submarine USS Pogy (SS-266; Lieutenant Commander J. M. Bowers) sank the 2,449-ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Chikuzen Maru about 90 miles north of Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Four torpedoes were expended; two hit. ww2dbase [Pogy | HM]
  • The Japanese transport Doshi Maru was sunk by aircraft off Nishitomari, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [HM]
  • The Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Giso Maru No. 40, was sunk by aircraft off Urajiri, Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [HM]
Philippines
  • USS Becuna arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Becuna | CPC]
  • Six of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 arrived at Manicani Bay, Samar, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [ABSD-1 | CPC]
United States
  • USS Menhaden departed New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. ww2dbase [Menhaden | CPC]
  • USS Shamrock Bay arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Shamrock Bay | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Jul 1945
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson and General Dwight Eisenhower, Frankfurt, Germany, 27 Jul 1945Henry Arnold with his staff during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 27 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2Henry Arnold with his staff during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 27 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2General Alexei Antenoff, General George Marshall, General Henry Arnold, Admiral Ernest King, and other Allied officers meeting during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 27 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2
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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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