27 Sep 1944
  • USS Flasher sank Japanese transport ship Ural Maru, killing about 2,000. ww2dbase [Flasher | CPC]
  • German Armeegruppe E withdrew from western Greece. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Allied troops captured Helmond and Oss in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Battle of the Scheldt Estuary | CPC]
  • Frederick Aikman returned to front line service. ww2dbase [Frederick Aikman | 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 [TDR | Kahili Airfield | Buin, Bougainville | CPC, DS]
Hawaii Japan Netherlands
  • James Johnson shot down a German Bf 109 fighter over Nijmegen, the Netherlands, scoring his final kill of the war. ww2dbase [James Johnson | Nijmegen | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale was spotted by a Japanese patrol craft between Taiwan and Philippine Islands but was able to escape. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • Kamoi was hit by a torpedo from submarine USS Bonefish in the South China Sea at 0500 hours; she arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands for repairs in the evening. ww2dbase [Kamoi | South China Sea | CPC]
Poland United Kingdom
  • Carl Spaatz authorized Operation Frantic 8, which called for 72 B-17 bombers, 64 P-51 fighters, and 2 Mosquito aircraft to drop supplies to Polish resistance fighters in Warsaw, Poland on 30 Sep 1944. The Soviets, whose bases were required for receiving the bombers after the operation, agreed only after Winston Churchill personally asserted pressure on Joseph Stalin. ww2dbase [Warsaw Uprising | England | CPC]
United States
  • Battleship USS Wisconsin, with cruiser USS Pasadena, departed Delaware Bay, United States bound for the Panama Canal and the Pacific. ww2dbase [Wisconsin | Pasadena | Delaware Bay | DS]
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

27 Sep 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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