Tuesday, July 5, 2011

74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron featured in Combat Aircraft Magazine, August 2011 issue

Updated July 6, 2011

Today, from aviation photographer Neil Dunridge (United Kingdom) I got the following e-mail: Hi Joachim, In this month's Combat Aircraft magazine is an article on the 74th Fighter Squadron's deployment to Kandahar. I was there two days after the French Air Force Mirage 2000 crashed and includes details about the 74th FS response.

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When a French AF Mirage 2000D crashed in the Afghan desert in May, it was the A-10s of the 'Flying Tigers' that were among the first to respond. The squadron rolled into action in what rapidly developed from a close air support (CAS) mission to a combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission. Neil Dunridge visited the 74th Fighter Squadron on deployment for Operation 'Enduring Freedom'.

Update July 6, 2011:

Please enjoy this article preview, exclusively provided by Neil:

Comment from me: Neil, you did a great job again to document the modern "Hog" at war!

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  1. Ssgt Michael Baker is the crew chief marshalling the jet

  2. Good story. I have this magazine. :-)

  3. I am proud to say that the last unit that I served with was the 74th at Pope AFB in North Carolina. It is great news to hear that are still operating proudly !!! TSgt James Shibley retired

  4. I retired in 1993 out of Pope from the 75th FS. Happy to see they are all doing well and keeping them flying!

    Don Urban MSgt (Ret)