27 Sep 1943
  • One of the Nazi officials in Rome demanded that the Jewish community pay one hundred pounds of gold within thirty-six hours or three hundred Jews would be taken prisoner. The Vatican would open its treasury to help the Jews reach the required amount. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German troops started to withdraw all forces out of Ukraine to defensive positions on the west side of the Dnieper River. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British 78th Infantry Division captured the major airfield complex near Foggia, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • German occupation administration arrested thousands of rioters in Naples, Italy; Italian resistance fighters took the opportunity to begin an armed uprising, capturing Castel Sant'Elmo by the end of the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • The last German-held port on the Black Sea, Temryuk, Russia, was captured by the Red Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Seahorse arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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