USN Fighting Squadron VF-27USN Fighting Squadron VF-27 Tiger Mouth

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, from the US Navy's VF-27 Tiger Mouth coded 'White 1' and operated from CVL-23 USS Princeton in October 1944. Personal aircraft of  USN Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar who was the group leader.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-27 White 7 Paper Doll  Lt. Carl A. Brown USS Princeton October 24th 1944

Profile Source: Model Airplane Int 080 2011-01 Page 54

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-27 White 7 Paper Doll  Lt. Carl A. Brown USS Princeton October 24th 1944

'Paper Doll' was the personal mount of Lt. (jg) Robert Burnell. The distinctive sharkmouth markings used on earlier aircraft by the squadron appear here in a simpler form. On October 24th, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Lt. Carl A. Brown intercepted a large formation of enemy aircraft at a time when the USS Princeton had suffered serious damage. During the intercept, Lt. Brown was able to down five of the Japanese aircraft, but was, in the process, hit and injured. He landed on theUSSEssex, as the Princeton was out of action. 'Paper Doll'was pushed overboard to make room for other landing aircraft.

"Paper Doll" byla osobním strojem Lt. (jg) Roberta Burnella. Výrazná kresba otevøené tlamy, používaná již na døívìjších verzích, byla na strojích F6F-5 malována ve zjednodušené podobì. Dne 24.10. 1944 bìhem bitvy nad zálivem ostrova Leyte odstartoval Lt. Carl A. Brown vstøíc velké skupinì nepøátel, kdy byla mateøská USS Princeton vážnì poškozena. Mezitím se Brown dostal do souboje s pøesilou japoncu, sám jich dokázal pìt sestøelit, ale "Paper Doll" byla pøitom mnohokrát zasažena a on sám zranìn. Vzhledem k poškození USS Princeton byl nucen nouzovì pøistát na palubì USS Essex. Stroj byl tak vážnì poškozen, že byl chvíli po pøistání svržen do moøe, aby uvolnil místo dalším pøistávajícím letounùm.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, from the US Navy's VF-27 Tiger Mouth coded 'White 10' named Paoli Local and operated from CVL-23 USS Princeton in October 1944. Personal aircraft of  USN Ens Paul Drury, VF-27 Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar was their group leader.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, from the US Navy's VF-27 Tiger Mouth coded 'White 9' and operated from CVL-23 USS Princeton in October 1944. Personal aircraft of  USN Lt. Carl Brown, VF-27 was lead by Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar.

VF-27 Tour of Duty:

From 1943/03/10 to 1943/04/25 Henderson Field CVEG-27 F4F-4
From 1943/04/25 to 43/06/26 CVE-27 Suwannee CVEG-27 F4F-4
From 1943/06/26 to 43/08/05 Henderson Field CVEG-27 F4F-4
From 1943/08/05 CVE-27 Suwannee CVEG-27 F4F-4
From 1944/06 to 44/10/25 CVL-23 Princeton CVG-27 24xF6F-3 (Forage), King2: 18xF6F-3, 7xF6F-5
From 1945/06 CVL-22 Independence CVG-27 F6F-5

VF-27 Aces
Squadron Start End A/C Carrier/Base Top Ace (kills w/ sqn) CO (kills w/ sqn) Kills # Aces
VF-27 May-44 Oct-44 F6F Princeton CVL-23 James Shirley (12) Fred Bardshar (7.5) 134 10
IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins - No 3d model at this stage
 
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-27 White 1  Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar USS Princeton 1944
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-27 White 1  Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar USS Princeton 1944 NC
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-27 White 7  Bob Burnell USS Princeton 1944
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-27 White 9  Carl Brown USS Princeton 1944
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-27 White 10  Paul Drury USS Princeton 1944
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-27 skinners cover sheet V0A

  F6F-5's of VF-27 known as 'Tiger Mouth' CVL-23 USS Princeton in October 1944. Includes White 1 of Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar, White 7 "Paper Doll" of Ens. Bob Burnell, White 9 of Lt. Carl Brown, and White 10 "Paoli Local" of Ens Paul Drury.. RN Ronnco rtarget@gmail.com

USN Ships WWII
CVL-23 USS Princeton

Chronology of the USN in WWII 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

    Bibliography:

  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat: The F6F in World War II, Naval Institute Press, 1979
  • David McCampbell article from National Aviation Hall of Fame website
  • Edward Sims, Greatest Fighter Missions, Harper and Brothers, 1962 - This sequel includes U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots
  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat Aces of World War 2, Osprey

    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

      Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U Corsair
  • http://warbirdregistry.org/corsairregistry/corsairregistry.html
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/
  • http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum New York NY
  • http://www.airzoo.org/ Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum Kalamazoo MI
  • http://www.lsfm.org/aircraft/hellcat.htm Lone Star Flight Museum Galveston TX
  • http://www.nasm.si.edu/nasm/aero/aircraft/grumman_f6f.htmNational Air and Space Museum Washington DC
  • http://www.naval-air.org/ National Museum of Naval Aviation AS Pensacola FL
  • http://www.neam.org/ New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT
  • http://www.planesoffame.org Planes of Fame Air Museum Eden Prairie MN
  • http://users.ids.net/~qam/qam/ Quonset Air Museum North Kingston RI
  • http://www.aerospacemuseum.org/ San Diego Aerospace Museum North Kingston RI
  • http://www.planesoffame.org/ The Air Museum Planes of Fame Chino CA

This webpage was updated 23rd January 2017