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Today in World War II History—Aug. 27, 1942

Battleship USS Iowa ready for launching, New York Navy Yard, NY, Aug 1942 (US National Archives)

Battleship USS Iowa ready for launching, New York Navy Yard, NY, Aug 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 27, 1942: In Portuguese East Africa, Japanese and British exchange 1000 interned Allies for Japanese diplomats, supplies, and Red Cross parcels for Allied POWs.

Battleship USS Iowa is launched, New York Navy Yard, NY (currently a museum ship in Long Beach, CA).

Movie premiere of drama Somewhere I’ll Find You, starring Lana Turner & Clark Gable, his last film before enlisting.