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Today in World War II History—August 27, 1944

As seen from the Fleet Street rooftops, a V-1 Flying Bomb strikes near Kings Way or Drury Lane with the Law Courts towers in the foreground, London, England, 3 Aug 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)
As seen from the Fleet Street rooftops, a V-1 Flying Bomb strikes near Kings Way or Drury Lane with the Law Courts towers in the foreground, London, England, 3 Aug 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—August 27, 1944: The final group of Chindits, British commandos operating behind Japanese lines in Burma, is evacuated to India.

Germans fire 97 V-1 buzz bombs at England, but 87 are downed by antiaircraft guns, barrage balloons, or fighter planes.