Several men of VC-27 did not return. These men gave their lives so that others might live in freedom. They were:
Ens James T. Spivey, Windsor, NC (1944) [training] - crashed during training exercise in San Diego.
Lt Edwin J. Bain, USN, Jackson, MS (1 Sep 1944) [training] - crashed during training exercise in San Diego.
Ens Jack Bridges, USNR, Spartanburg, SC [training] - crashed during training exercise in San Diego.
Ens Ralph Abbott Mayhew, USNR, Heber, UT (24 Oct 1944) [#2] - Returning from a mission, after shooting down 2 or 3 Japanese aircraft, he did a victory slow roll beside the carrier and spun in.
Ens Sterling Paul Ross , USNR, Ravenwood, MS (25 Oct 1944) [#3] - He failed to return from his mission and was listed as MIA.
Ens Charles William Snyder, USNR, Battle Creek, MI (29 Oct 1944) [#3] - His engine cut out shortly after take-off and he couldn't get out of the sinking plane.
Ens Fred Joseph Moelter, USNR, Terre Haute, IN (16 Dec 1944) [#4] - He was apparently shot down while flying CAP, possibly from "friendly fire". He was seen to bail out but never found in the ensuing search and declared missing in action.
Lt Maurice Alfred Coleman, USN, Salisbury, NC (13 Jan 1945) [#5] - Spun in while on final approach to land on carrier.
AMM 2/c Joseph Prusakowski, USNR, South Amboy, NJ (13 Jan 1945) [#5] - Member of Coleman's crew.
ARM 2/c Anthony Thomas Seravalli, USNR, Philadelphia, PA (13 Jan 1945) [#5] - Member of Coleman's crew.
Ens Elmer R. Daffer (1945) [training]
Ens William R. Windsor (1945) [training] - He was flying an FM-2 on a practice dive bombing hop when his right wing came off and he crashed.