VC-27 "The Saints"

Caveats and Credits

The author of this webpage is Phil Crowther, son-in-law of William Patrick "Pat" Simmons who served with VC-27.

Bob Jackson (brother of Percival Jackson, Captain of VC-27(I)) has graciously allowed me to reprint large excerpts from his book "Composite Squadron VC-27" - so much so that he is effectively a co-author of this webpage.

Samuel Hoyte Blackwell (TBM pilot, VC-27) has provided almost all of the VC-27 pictures and has sent  copies of stories, combat reports and a thousand other bits of information too numerous to catalog.

This webpage also includes a little bit of material obtained from Pat and Martha Simmons.

It is not an official webpage of VC-27 nor does it purport to tell the whole story of VC-27.  We hope to gather enough information to make this website useful to those who are trying to learn something about VC-27.

Any errors are the responsibility of the author alone.