PBM-5 Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol bombing squadron VPB-27 at Tanapag, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Apr 1945. Page 1 of 2.

Caption   PBM-5 Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol bombing squadron VPB-27 at Tanapag, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Apr 1945. Page 1 of 2. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-15974
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Added Date 19 Mar 2010

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1. g00$e says:
12 Oct 2010 04:47:28 AM

The seaplane ramps at Tanapag Harbor are still in serviceable condition today, and in fact one of them is currently used for hauling marine vessals (up to sixty feet in length) out of the water for maintenance. The other makes a fine radio controlled model sailing platform during the day and is frequented by star gazers and and young lovers at night.
2. Anonymous says:
25 Feb 2016 05:38:36 PM

My Father ,Arthur William Young, was a crew member of VPB-27 squadron and served in combat in WW2 on Mariner receiving the Distinguish Flying Cross. I have the exact picture of Mariner from a Armed Forces newspaper article from 1945. He died at 70 yrs old in1994.
3. John Ziemer says:
7 Nov 2016 02:43:44 PM

My dad was also on that plane,his name is Larry E Ziemer. Is still alive and remembers his days well on board that pbm 5.He is currently in St. Charles, Mn, reisiding at Golden living Nursing home. Still wanting to share his experiences of ww2
4. Daniel Young says:
20 Feb 2017 10:51:22 AM

Father was Arthur W. Young and member of flight crew 12 with Eglies as pilot. Their plane , two others from VPB-27 and three from VPB-208 made the raid on *** convoy a night in April 1945. All made it back with injuries to some crewman.
5. Christy Socol says:
16 Nov 2019 01:37:44 PM

My dad flew PBM, VPB-27, flight crew 9. I'm looking for any and all information about squadron 27.
6. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
16 Nov 2019 06:37:27 PM

Christy Socol (above):
Fold3.com has a 1945 16-page narrative history of VPB-27 along with more pages of statistical information. https://www.fold3.com/browse/251/hsEUS91acnjZp0ZtnYV6hQGm2AFqHKyGj

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