Today in World War II History—Aug. 27, 1942
75 Years Ago—Aug. 27, 1942: In Portuguese East Africa, Japanese and British exchange 1000 interned Allies for Japanese diplomats, supplies, and Red Cross parcels for Allied POWs.
Battleship USS Iowa is launched, New York Navy Yard, NY (currently a museum ship in Long Beach, CA).
Movie premiere of drama Somewhere I’ll Find You, starring Lana Turner & Clark Gable, his last film before enlisting.