Diary August 27, 1942
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, August 27, 1942:
German propaganda in France: ‘Two generous gestures: Dieppe – Germany releases more than 1,000 PoWs; Rouen – the RAF murdered 140 French civilians.
France: Hitler orders release of 800 French PoWs as reward for ‘exemplary conduct’ of civil population during Allied raid on Dieppe.
Finland: Night raid on Helsinki by 60 Russian bombers.
Caribbean: Canadian corvette Oakville rams repeatedly and sinks U-boat U-94 in Windward Passage (Cuba-Haiti).