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Today in World War II History—Aug. 27, 1943

Royal Air Force reconnaissance photograph of V-2 rocket test sites at Peenemünde, Germany, 12 June 1943 (British government photo)

Royal Air Force reconnaissance photograph of V-2 rocket test sites at Peenemünde, Germany, 12 June 1943 (British government photo)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 27, 1943: US Eighth Air Force flies its first mission to “Crossbow” sites—associated with testing, production, and launching of German V-1 & V-2 weapons.

British sloop HMS Egret is sunk by a German Hs 293 radio-controlled bomb in the Bay of Biscay, the first ship ever sunk by a guided bomb.

Movie premiere of Watch on the Rhine, starring Paul Lukas (who will win Oscar for best actor) & Bette Davis.