VC-27 "The Saints"

Statistics


Captain Ekstrom and Lt Commander Jackson standing above the scoreboard for VC-27.

STATISTICS

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#1 #2 #3   #4 #5 Total

Month

Sep 44 Oct 44 Nov 44 Dec 44 Jan 45 1944-45

AIR TARGETS

           

01. Planes Destroyed in Air

  28   09 25 62

02. Planes Destroyed on Ground

  01   07   08

03. Planes Damaged in Air

  08     01 09

04. Planes Damaged on Ground

           

05. Planes Probably Destroyed in Air

      01   01

06. Planes Probably Destroyed on Ground

  01   01   02

SEA TARGETS

           

07. Ships Destroyed

  03     03 06

08. Ships Damaged

  12     03 15

09. Barges and Small Craft Destroyed

  02   02   04

10. Barges and Small Craft Damaged

        03 03

11. Hits on Japanese Men O' War

  67     02 69

12. Submarines Sunk

        01 01

13. Submarines Damaged

  01       01

GROUND TARGETS (destroyed or damaged)

14. Bridges

  28   09 25 62

15. Buildings

36 04     12 52

16. Oil and Storage Dumps

12 04     13 30

17. Ammo Dumps

04 01     06 11

18. Vehicles

01 45     08 55

19. Other Installations (Pillboxes, Guns, etc.)

43 12     01 56

GENERAL STATISTICS

           

20. Flying Hours

1899 1425 622 661 2638 7145

21. Sorties

544 366 186 195 759 2050

Average Mission Time (in Hours)

3.49 3.89 3.34 3.39 3.48 3.49

Enemy Shipping Destroyed (Tons)

          18,650

Enemy Shipping Severely Damaged (Tons)

          40,900

Direct Hits to Ships But Undetermined

          129.092

HIGH SCORERS

Several fighter pilots and Avenger crews and were credited with kills - of aircraft and ships:

FM-2 PILOTS

Elliott, Ralph Earle Jr., Lt (9 aircraft)
Davidson, George Howard, Lt(jg) (4.5 aircraft)
Mackie, Thomas Sterling, Ens - (4.5 aircraft)
Pfeifer, Robert Edward "Bob", Ens - (4.5 aircraft)
Stubbs, Wilton Odell, Lt(jg) - (4.5 aircraft)

AVENGER CREWS

Norman, Floyd G. "Dude", AMM 2/c (1 aircraft)