27 Dec 1942
  • Hitler authorized the German Armeegruppe A and Armeegruppe Don to withdraw 150 miles to a new defensive line in southern Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | TH]
  • The Ki-67 medium bomber, also known as the Japanese Army Type 4 Heavy Bomber, took its maiden flight. ww2dbase [Ki-67 Hiryu | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed Dutch Harbor, Alaska. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • Escort carriers USS Nassau and USS Altamaha escorted by cruisers USS St. Louis and HMS Achilles with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS McCalla, USS McCall, and USS Craven departed Nouméa, New Caledonia bound for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [ | McCall | St. Louis | Nicholas | DS]
  • USS S-28 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [S-28 | Unalaska | CPC]
Australia British Western Pacific Territories
  • Yugure, Urakaze, Tanikaze, Isonami, Inazuma, and Arashio briefly stopped at Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands at 1335 hours, and then arrived at Wickham Anchorage, Vangunu, Solomon Islands at 2125 hours. The ships unloaded the 600 troops and supplies and departed at 2240. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Arashio | Tanikaze | Yugure | Wickham Anchorage, Vangunu | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Kamoi departed Roi, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Roi | CPC]

27 Dec 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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