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World War II History for May 27

May 27, 2009 Steve Terjeson 0 Comments

Today in WWII History

World War II History for May 27

27 May 1941 – U.S. President Roosevelt proclaimed an “unlimited national emergency” amid rising world tension.

27 May 1941 – The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by British naval and air forces. 2,300 people were killed.


German Battleship Bismarck

27 May 1942 – German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

27 May 1944 – U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.

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