27 Oct 1944
  • USS Franklin provided support for campaign at Leyte, Philippine Islands through 30 Oct 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cero damaged two small Japanese boats with gunfire west of the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Rock fired nine torpedoes to scuttle the damaged submarine USS Darter on Bombay Shoal in the Spratly Islands; three hits were recorded. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Snook fired 3 torpedoes at a Japanese tanker; all torpedoes missed the target, but another Japanese ship was hit by one of them, causing damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied troops captured Den Bosch, Tilburg, and Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Tomozo Kikuchi was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 2nd Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Roza Shanina was awarded the Medal for Courage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Louis Mountbatten's Chief of Staff, Major General Albert Wedemeyer, was ordered by General George Marshall to proceed to China to take over command of US forces in China and to replace Joseph Stilwell as Chiang Kai-Shek's Chief of Staff. On arrival he was dismayed to discover that Stilwell had intentionally departed without seeing him and without leaving any briefing papers for his guidance. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Unmanned TDR drones attacked Rabaul, New Britain with bombs, damaging some buildings. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
China
  • Wang Guangfu, flying a P-40N fighter, participated in a surprise second raid of the second day on Jingmen Airfield in Hubei Province, China which had already been struck hours earlier. He shot down a fleeing Ki-48 aircraft and three Ki-43 aircraft (one of which was shared with Lieutenant Heyward Paxton). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Slovakian resistance fighters abandoned their headquarters in Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bergall sank a Japanese transport in the South China Sea, hitting her with 4 of 6 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines Singapore
  • B-24 bombers of No. 159 Squadron RAF from Kharagpur in eastern India mined the Penang Strait. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan United States
  • USS Shamrock Bay arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, completing her second ferrying mission across the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1944
Leahy saluting in Washington DC, 27 Oct 1944Canadian Royal Hamilton Light Infantry carriers moving through the Dutch village of Krabbendijke on the Beveland Causeway, 27 Oct 1944A burner in operation on the deck of a ship at night at Harland and WolffAerial view of
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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