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WWII Patch, USN, VT-27

WWII Patch, USN, VT-27

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WWII US Navy Squadron Patch
USN VT-27 Torpedo SQ
Navy Torpedo Squadron 211

believed to be a Walt Disney Design
3 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches

On 1 march 1943 there was a major redesignation of US Navy squadrons.  A revision of the squadron designation system changed Inshore Patrol Squadrons to Scouting Squadrons (VS), Escort Fighting Squadrons (VGF) to Fighting Squadrons (VF), Escort Scouting Squadrons (VGS) to Composite Squadrons (VC) and Patrol Squadrons (VP) operating land type aircraft to Bombing Squadrons (VB). This revision also redesignated carrier Scouting Squadrons (VS) as VB and VC and as a result the types of squadrons on Essex Class carriers was reduced to three. In spite of this change, the aircraft complement of their Air Groups remained at its previous level of 21 VF, 36 VSB and 18 VTB.

Escort Carrier scouting squadron:
VGS-27 became a torpedo squadron instead of composite squadron.
Squadrons with the same hull number of the ships they were intended for.
VGS-27 ---> VT-27 (Air group 27)
VGS = Escort Scout Squadron
VT = Torpedo Squadron

US Navy F6F Hellcat, Air Group 27, USS Princeton

The Battle for Leyte Gulf  -  23-26 October 1944
The Third Fleet  -  as of dawn 24 October 1944)

(Admiral William F. Halsey in battleship New Jersey)
Third Fleet consisted essentially of Task Force 38 - nominally under the tactical command of Vice Admiral Mitscher - and logistical support units.
Task Group Three, TG38.3 - (Rear Admiral Frederick C. Sherman in carrier Essex)
2 Fleet Carriers, 2 Light Fleet Carriers, 2 Battleships, 3 Light Cruisers, 1 Anti-aircraft Light Cruiser, 17 Destroyers -
Essex CV9 (Captain C.W. Weiber)  Air Group 15 (Cdr David McCampbell) 51VF, 25VB, 19VT
Lexington CV16 (Captain E.W. Litch)  Air Group 19 (Cdr T.H. Winters) 42VF, 30VB, 18VT

Princeton CVL23 (S) (Captain W.H. Buracker) Air Group 27 (Lt. Cdr. F.A. Bardshar) 25VF, 9VT
Langley CVL27 (Captain J.F. Wegforth)  Air Group 44 (Cdr M.T. Wordell) 25VF, 9VT

CV = Fleet Aircraft-Carrier / CVL = Light Fleet Aircraft-Carrier / VF = Fighter / VB = Dive Bomber / VT = Torpedo-bomber   BB = Battleship / CA = Heavy Cruiser / CL = Light Cruiser  / DD = Destroyer

The Battle of the Philippine Sea  -  19-20 June 1944
Fifth Fleet  -  (Admiral Raymond A. Spruance in heavy cruiser Indianapolis)
Fifth Fleet consisted primarily of the landing forces ("Joint Expeditionary Force") under Vice Admiral R.K. Turner, and the fast carriers and their escorts (Task Force 58) under Vice Admiral Mitscher.
The amphibious force was the ultimate target of the Japanese operation, but in the event it was not engaged in the battle, which consisted of a struggle between the Japanese carrier forces on one side, and Mitscher's Task Force 58 (and the American submarines) on the other.
Task Force 58 
-  (Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher in carrier Lexington)
7 fleet carriers, 8 light fleet carriers, 7 battleships, 8 heavy cruisers, 12 light cruisers, 67 destroyers.
Task Force 58 was organized into four carrier groups, plus Vice Admiral Lee's Battle Line, as detailed below.
Task Group Three, TG58.3  -  (Rear Admiral J.W. Reeves in carrier Enterprise)
2 fleet carriers, 2 light fleet carriers, 1 heavy cruiser, 4 light cruisers, 13 destroyers.
CV-6 Enterprise (Captain M.B. Gardner) Air Group 10 (Commander W.R. Kane)
CV-16 Lexington (Captain E.W. Litch) Air Group 16 (Commander E.M. Snowden)
CVL-23 Princeton (Captain W.H. Buracker) Air Group 27 (Lt. Commander E.W. Wood)
CVL-30 San Jacinto (Captain H.M. Martin)  Air Group 51 (Lt. Commander C.L. Moore)

KEY - CV = Fleet Carrier / CVL = Light Fleet Carrier / BB = Battleship / CA = Heavy Cruiser / CL = Light Cruiser / DD = Destroyer

Price: $215.00 $175.00

Product Code: PatchUSN.027.VT27
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