Today in World War II History—May 27, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—May 27, 1940: Germans take Calais, France.
The FBI receives 2900 reports of espionage and sabotage after President Roosevelt’s Fireside Chat warning about “fifth columnists” the night before.
British weekly sugar ration cut from 12 oz to 8 oz per person.
75 Years Ago—May 27, 1945: Due to mines, Tokyo harbor is closed for the duration of the war.
US Sixth Army takes Santa Fe, Luzon, securing the Villa Verde Trail.
US Marines take Naha, the capital of Okinawa.