Silent observation and imagery captures were the name of the game when it came to the 27th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. This historic group of photogenic flyers did the advanced, pre-invasion peekaboo work for the invasion of Normandy, known as Operation Overlord. From their photographic perch within the cockpit of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the entire operations of our adversaries could be obtained. In mere seconds, we could find out their lines of communications, equipment composition, current weather, present terrain, etc.
One of the landmarks of WWII history, the invasion of Normandy was all about storming the coast and establishing a beach head. Hopefully, people will continue to remember the crucial contributions of the 27th. What they did was pivotal to the success as well. We can all agree there was no way any kind of victory could have been had if our forces simply charged in blindly. Those P-38 missions, overflying the beaches and coastline, were dangerous beyond belief. They were accomplished by men who deserve to be remembered.
The 27th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron patch bears a yellow orange disc, with a blue borderline included with white piping. A cartoonish hulk of a black bear cockily sits upon a white cloud formation. He is seen with a pale blue pilot’s helmet and white goggles strapped around his head. His left forepaw is clawed into a pair of binoculars, here colored orange, and the bear is looking back over his starboard shoulder. With a scowling countenance, he has his eyes extra wide open, being the spy, scanning from the skies, with no bother for disguise.
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