27 Oct 1942
  • Himmler ordered the destruction of the last major Ukrainian ghetto in Pinsk. ww2dbase [Heinrich Himmler | CPC]
  • A second conference on the sterilization of undesirable peoples took place in Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Heavy fighting was observed at "Woodcock" and "Snipe" positions in Egypt. ww2dbase [Second Battle of El Alamein | CPC]
  • USS S-31 patrolled the waters off Paramushiro Island, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [S-31 | CPC]
  • 9 Chinese A-29 Hudson light bombers attacked Japanese positions at Yungcheng, Shanxi, China; the 12 escorting Chinese P-43 fighters destroyed one Japanese aircraft on the ground. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci sighted a small ship in the Atlantic Ocean at 1957 hours, but was unable to keep up with her speed. At 2132 hours, she intercepted a distress message from British ship Palma. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) was lost during the naval Battle of Santa Cruz. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Hornet (Yorktown-class) | TH]
  • USS Whale patrolled the waters south of Bungo Channel between the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1942
US carrier Ranger maneuvering with a destroyer escort in the central Atlantic, 27 Oct 1942. Note the stacks rotated to the horizontal for flight operations.Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue in Measure 21 paint scheme underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 27 Oct 1942.

27 Oct 1942 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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