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Today in World War II History—June 27, 1942

Nazi saboteur trial, Washington, D.C. The special seven-man military commission opens the third day of its proceedings in the trial of eight Nazi saboteurs in the Department of Justice building. (US Army Signal Corps photo)

Nazi saboteur trial, Washington, D.C. The special seven-man military commission opens the third day of its proceedings in the trial of eight Nazi saboteurs in the Department of Justice building. (US Army Signal Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—June 27, 1942: Two more German saboteurs are arrested in Chicago; all eight who landed in US by U-boat earlier in June are now imprisoned.

First destroyer escorts (DE-1 and DE-2), USS Bayntun and USS Bazely are launched at Boston Navy Yard, MA; both will soon be commissioned into the British Royal Navy.