Historical Events on May 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

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Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

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Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich is shot and mortally wounded by Czech rebels in Prague during Operation Anthropoid

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich