Officers and men of Torpedo Squadron VT-27 upon the completion of their training at Kahului Naval Air Station, Maui, Hawaii, Apr 1944. Note TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber.

Caption     Officers and men of Torpedo Squadron VT-27 upon the completion of their training at Kahului Naval Air Station, Maui, Hawaii, Apr 1944. Note TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber. ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
13 Apr 2023 02:40:07 PM

Front row: Machinist Kendricks (Warrant Officer), Ens. Kaser, Ens. Myers, Ens. Rogers, Lt(jg) Yarive, Lt. Stalmaker, Lt. Haley, Lt. Cdr. George Wigfall (Squadron Commander), Lt. Dooling, Lt. Overvaag, Ens. Sample, Lt(jg) Mooney, Lt(jg) Manget, Lt(jg) Charles Rowley, Ens. Kerr, Ens. Workly.

Second row: “Hair Pie” Bullock AMM3/c, Jack Shanklin AM1/c, “Chuck” Charles Graber AOM2/c, “Pete” Bergendahl AOM3/c, “Corky” Neil Wirik AOM2/c, “How about some mail” Raymond White ARM1/c, “S.P.” Soule AEM1/c, Edgar Harris AOM1/c, Jack Griesbauer ACYO, C. Ray Lyons ACRM, Francis McSwiggin ACMM, “Water tight” Jones ARM1/c, “Papy” Leo Zillegen AMM1/c, “Daniel” Forsyth AOM1/c, Ed. Flitton AOM3/c, “Gus” Henry Guzman ARM 3/c, Charles Manos AOM2/c, “Frenchy” Chenevert ARM1/c, A. Kenoi Godwin ARM3/c, “Swede” Johnson ARM3/c, Larry Glassner ARM3/c

Back row: “Vandy” John Vanderwendt AOM3/c, “MacPherson” Trevor AOM3/c, “Fruit cake” George Hodgins ARM3/c, Gilbert Enoch. Rees ART1/c, “Gink” Eugene Kissell ARM3/c, James Pope AOM3/c, Cleston Lee Mordor ARM1/c, Col. Edwin Hayes AOM2/c, Kermit Kester AOM2/c, Thurman Harrington ARM3/c, Clayton Moore PR1/c, Zeke Pearson AOM3/c, Larry Garner ARM3/c

Note also the censor’s obliteration of the YAGI radar antennas on the undersides of the aircraft’s wings.

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