27th Bomb Squadron


'Bolivar' flew 81 missions before being sent back to the USA for a war bond tour. Unfortunately, she crashed at Downey, California. USAF Photo

B-24s of the 27th BS drop 55 gallon fuel drums filled with napalm on Japanese positions on the island of Iwo Jima, February 1st, 1945. In the foreground is 'Vera L', one of twenty-one 30th BG aircraft involved in this effort.
USAF Photo

All photos courtesy of Jim Ridge and Mel Harms via Jim Ridge, unless noted...