Sunday, March 27, 2011

Returning 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10Cs delayed due to Libya combat operations

Maybe that ten A-10Cs of the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, returning from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are still delayed at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, due to a tanker lack after starting recent Libya combat missions (Operation Odyssey Dawn). Some days ago from a personal contact from the United States I got the following e-mail: Delayed in Qatar. No tankers because of Libya.

Hope they will return home save soon, avoiding any current Libya combat task.


  1. Have they actually use the A-10 in Libya? I have heard NATO requests it but not hear news reports it actually has been used in combat.

  2. Yes, Koowie. Elements of the 81st Fighter Squadron were deployed to Aviano AB, Italy.