27th Bomb Squadron
'Bolivar' flew 81 missions before
being sent back to the USA for a war bond tour. Unfortunately, she crashed at
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.
All photos courtesy of Jim Ridge and Mel Harms via Jim Ridge, unless noted...