27 Nov 1939
  • Sealion (Sargo-class) was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Finland sent Soviet Union a message noting that the Finnish Army had not fired any shots into Soviet territory. In response to the Soviet request on the previous day for Finnish troops to fall back 20 to 25 kilometers from the border, Finland suggested Soviet troops to do the same. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-48 damaged Swedish tanker Gustaf E. Reuter near Fair Isle northwest of Scotland, United Kingdom; 1 was killed, 32 survived. An attempt to tow Gustaf E. Reuter to port failed overnight, causing her to finally sink. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Douglas Bader made his first solo flight since his 1931 air accident that cost him both of his legs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kurt Fricke was awarded Clasp 1st Class to his Iron Cross. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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