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