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Today in World War II History—September 27, 1941

Liberty ship SS Patrick Henry launching in Baltimore, MD, on Liberty Fleet Day, 27 September 1941 (National Museum of the US Navy: Lot-3452-6)

Liberty ship SS Patrick Henry launching in Baltimore, MD, on Liberty Fleet Day, 27 September 1941 (National Museum of the US Navy: Lot-3452-6)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 27, 1941: Liberty Fleet Day: US launches first 14 Liberty cargo ships, led by SS Patrick Henry in Baltimore, MD.

Germans arrest Alois Eliáš, prime minister of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, for resistance work; he will become the only head of state to be executed by the Nazis.

New song in Top Ten: “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire.”

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