27 July 1944


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Western Front

1st Army achieves a breakthrough west of St Lo

Eastern Front

Soviet troops capture Lwow, Stanislavov, Daugavpils and Rezekne


US Marines make advances on Guam and Tinian

Technology/ War in the Air

No. 616 Squadron of the RAF flies its first operational sortie with the Gloster Meteor jet, catching a V-1 flying bomb, but the aircraft's cannon fail allowing the V-1 to escape destruction.

Related Books

Gloster Meteor, Britain's Celebrated First-Generation Jet, Phil Butler and Tony Buttler. This is a detailed, well illustrated and well written look at the development and service history of the Gloster Meteor, both in British and overseas hands. The book covers the development of the E.28/39, Britain's first jet aircraft and the development of the Meteor, looks in detail at the prototype aircraft, the various versions of the Meteor and its British and overseas service careers. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 27 July 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_07_27.html
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