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27th March 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers with fighter escort attacked objectives at Ostend. Night attack on aerodromes in Low Countries.

Russian Front, Russians made combined land, sea land air attack behind Wehrmacht lines at Murmansk, where the Wehrmacht were preparing an offensive.

Far East, Twentieth raid on Port Moresby. In Burma, Japanese forces continued their pressure against Chinese and British units around Toungoo.

Luftwaffe daylight hit and run raids on South West Coast; Night bombs on Northeast Coast and East Anglia.

General Sir Thomas Blamey appointed Commander-in-Chief of the allied land forces in Australia.

President of the Philippines arrival in Australia officially announced.

Another attempt made on the life of Marcel Deat, leader of pro-Nazi National Popular Rally (RNP) in France.

R98 R-boat
Launched 27 March 1942

R182 R-boat
Launched 27 March 1942

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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