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]
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.

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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