Established as VGF-27 on 22 April 1942
Designated VF-27 from 1 March 1943 to 26 November 1945, whereupon the unit was disestablished.
Assigned to carrier USS Princeton (CVL-23) from May to October 1944. During that short time the unit clocked up 134 kills and produced 10 Aces - the highest scoring of which was James Shirely with 12 confirmed kills. Commanding Officer was Fred Barshar who had 7.5 kills.