IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, 12th Air Force with an A-36 Mustang (serial number 42-84067) in Sicily. First handwritten caption on reverse:'27th F Bo Group. 12 AF A/C ABC Letter added.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bombed up with 500lb HE. Mission record on nose, 27th Fighter Bomber Group on Sicily Base, 1943. 42-84067 Veteran A-36A.'
The 27th went through two different incarnations during the Second World War. As the 27th Bombardment Group it fought in the Philippines and Java in 1941-42. It was then reformed in the US and sent to North Africa, where it eventually became the 27th...