Events occurring on Tuesday, June 27, 1944  
  The Eastern Front  
  The Red Army attacks of Operation Bagration on the forces of German Army Group Center continued.  
  The 1st Belorussian Front attacked the trapped the German 41st Panzer Corps in Bobruisk.  
  Vitebsk was occupied by elements of 1st Baltic Front.  
  General Hans Jordan was relieved of command of the German 9th Army.  
  Operation Overlord: The Allied Invasion of Normandy  
  The U.S. 7th Corps completed the capture of Cherbourg when the garrison formally surrendered.  
  Elements of the British 30th Corps captured Rauray, near Caen.  
  Operation Forager - The Allied Invasion of the Mariana Islands  
  The U.S. 5th Amphibious Corps continued to battle for Saipan.  
  Aircraft from U.S. Navy Task Force 58 completed the destruction of the Japanese water tanker Kizugawa Maru, already damaged irreparably by the submarine USS Seahorse (SS 304) on April 8 off Guam.  
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  The corvette HMS Pink (K 137) was torpedoed and damaged beyond repair by the U-988, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Erich Dobberstein, in the English Channel.  
  Allied Submarine Warfare in the Pacific  
  The submarine USS Seahorse (SS 304), commanded by Lt. Commander Slade D. Cutter, torpedoed and sank the 5,135 ton Japanese tanker Medan Maru south-southwest of Formosa.  
  Naval Action in the Indian Ocean  
  The submarine HMS Truculent (P 315), commanded by Lt. Commander Robert L. Alexander, sank a Japanese sailing vessel with demolition charges in the Malacca Strait in the eastern Indian Ocean.  
  The submarine HMS Sea Rover (P 218), commanded by Lt. John P. Angell, sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire off Penang, Malaysia in the eastern Indian Ocean.  
  The submarine HMS Tradewind (P 329), commanded by Lt. Commander Stephen L.C. Maydon, bombarded oil storage tanks near Sibolga, Sumatra.  
  Naval Action in the Black Sea  
  The U-19, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Willy Ohlenburg, attacked a Soviet tug convoy with torpedoes and sank the 1,000 ton barge Barzha No 75 northwest of Tuapse along the northeastern coast of the Black Sea.  
  June 1944 Calendar  
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