27 Sep 1944
  • USS Flasher sank Japanese transport ship Ural Maru, killing about 2,000. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Armeegruppe E withdrew from western Greece. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Allied troops captured Helmond and Oss in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Four TDR-1 drones, controlled from TBM-1c aircraft, were launched against beached Japanese freighter used as antiaircraft emplacement off Kahili airstrip, Bougainville. Two drones hit the ship, one crashed just short (bomb did not explode) and one was lost enroute. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC, DS]
Hawaii
  • USS Sunfish arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Netherlands
  • James Johnson shot down a German Bf 109 fighter over Nijmegen, the Netherlands, scoring his final kill of the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale was spotted by a Japanese patrol craft between Taiwan and Philippine Islands but was able to escape. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • 2,000 fighters of the Armia Krajowa surrendered in Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 27 Sep 1944
German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber flying near the field headquarters of Polish Kampinos Regiment at Wiersze village 27 kilometers northwest of Warsaw, Poland, 27 Sep 1944The first formal raising the American flag over Peleliu, Palau Islands, 27 Sep 1944; note Japanese observation towerPolish insurgent fighter surrendered from his position in the sewers under Warsaw, Poland, 27 Sep 1944, photo 1 of 2; note MP 40 submachine gunPolish insurgent fighter surrendered from his position in the sewers under Warsaw, Poland, 27 Sep 1944, photo 2 of 2

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

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