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Today in World War II History—July 27, 1941

Peruvian naval ship in Ecuadorian waters during the conflict, July 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Peruvian naval ship in Ecuadorian waters during the conflict, July 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—July 27, 1941: Peru takes Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador in first paratrooper combat in the Western Hemisphere.