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(Don Ulmer)
27th Aero Squadron
 
Formed: 8 May 1917
Mobilized: 2 June 1918
Insignia: American Eagle
Aces: 6  
Victories: 34 Airplanes
22 Balloons
Losses:   Killed in Action (KIA)
  Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
Before it entered combat in June 1918, the 27th Aero began its existence as "K" Company at Kelly Field in 1917. On 15 June 1917, it was redesignated the 21st Provisional Aero Squadron before becoming the 27th Aero Squadron on 23 July 1917. After additional training in England, the squadron arrived in France in the spring of 1918 and became a part of the 1st Pursuit Group on 1 June 1918. The following day, the squadron lost its first pilot and scored its first victory when it entered combat on the Western Front.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 Frank Luke 18
2 Donald Hudson 6
3 John MacArthur 6
4 Jerry Vasconcells 6
5 Joseph Wehner 6
6 Harold Hartney 1
1 Nieuport 27
2 Nieuport 28
3 SPAD XIII
1 Maj. Harold Hartney
22 Oct 1917 - 21 Aug 1918
2 1st Lt. Alfred A. Grant
21 Aug 1918 - 18 Nov 1918
1 Epiez
? - 20 Apr 1918
 
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