Events occurring on Monday, September 27, 1943  
  The Eastern Front  
  The Red Army entered the suburbs of Dnepropetrovsk.  
   
  The Allied Campaign for Italy  
  Elements of the British 8th Army entered Foggia and occupied the airfields without a fight. Melfii was captured by Canadian units attached to the British 8th Army. The capture of Foggia’s massive airbase allowed the Allies to stage future raids throughout the Balkans and southern Germany and Poland.  
   
  A popular uprising began against the German in Naples.  
   
  The Allied Campaign for New Guinea  
  USAAF B-24 Liberators and P-38 Lightnings from the 5th Air Force bombed Japanese shipping at Wewak, New Guinea and sank the merchant transport Taisei Maru and cargo vessels Sakihana Maru, Taisho Maru, Fuji Maru, and Kiri Maru.  
   
  Allied Submarine Warfare in the Pacific  
  The submarine USS Bluefish (SS 222), commanded by Lt. Commander George E. Porter, torpedoed and sank the torpedo boat IJN Kasasagi approximately 25 nautical miles south of Celebes in the Flores Sea, Netherlands East Indies.  
   
  The submarine USS Bonefish (SS 223), commanded by Lt. Commander Thomas W. Hogan, torpedoed and sank the 9,908 ton Japanese troop transport Kashima Maru and damaged the 7,089 ton Japanese merchant Chihaya Maru in the South China Sea.  
   
  Resistance Activities in Territories Occupied by Japan  
  Malayan saboteurs, promised a livelihood after the British reoccupied Malaya, sank the Japanese cargo ship Hakusan Maru and damaged the cargo ship Kizan Maru at Singapore. Efforts to salvage the latter were eventually abandoned and the ship written off as a total loss.  
   
  Events in the Western United States  
  Volunteer Defense Corps gas officers held maneuvers at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. As part of the exercise, the volunteers used newly developed chemical detector kits and posted warning signs.  
   
  The Atomic Bombs  
  Construction began on the K-25 gaseous diffusion plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  
   
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The destroyer escort USS Howard D. Crow (DE 252) was commissioned. Her first commander was Lt. Commander Donald T. Adams.  
   
  The destroyer escort USS Neunzer (DE 150) was commissioned. Her first commander was Lt. John E, Greenbacker.  
     
   
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