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

Glenn Miller, Billboard Magazine, 16 May 1942 (public domain)

Glenn Miller, Billboard Magazine, 16 May 1942 (public domain)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 27, 1942: US Liberty ship Stephen Hopkins sinks German auxiliary cruiser Stier off South Africa, but sinks too; 15 US survivors make 31-day lifeboat trip to Brazil; the only US ship to sink a German surface warship in WWII.

Glenn Miller and his orchestra perform together for the last time before Miller enters the US Army Air Force, at Central Theater, Passaic, NJ.