Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exclusive A-10C log from Kandahar - fresh-deployed 81st Fighter Squadron A-10Cs identified by serial numbers now

By Joachim Jacob

Today, I've got a very hot PM with the following exclusive info, provided by a personal contact who wants to remain anonymous. Special thanks to this Warthog News contributor and friend of mine for sharing such very hot combat deployment info!

Outgoing 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group, 23rd Wing (ACC), Moody AFB, Georgia (tailcode FT):

A-10C 78-0600, 74th FS
A-10C 78-0674, 74th FS (marked "74 FS")
A-10C 78-0688, 74th FS
A-10C 79-0135, 74th FS
A-10C 79-0138, 74th FS
A-10C 79-0139, 74th FS
A-10C 79-0172, 74th FS
A-10C 79-0179, 74th FS
A-10C 80-0144, 74th FS
A-10C 80-0208, 75th FS
A-10C 80-0223, 74th FS (marked "23 WG")
A-10C 80-0228, 74th FS
A-10C 80-0272, 74th FS
A-10C 80-0277, 74th FS
A-10C 81-0947, 74th FS
A-10C 81-0953, 74th FS
A-10C 81-0990, 74th FS

Incoming "Total Force" aircraft package:

81st Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing (USAFE), Spangdahlem AB, Germany (tailcode SP)

A-10C 80-0275
A-10C 81-0956
A-10C 81-0965
A-10C 81-0966 (marked "52 OG")
A-10C 81-0981 (marked "81 FS")
A-10C 81-0985

107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing (Michigan ANG), Selfridge ANGB (tailcode MI)

A-10C 80-0163
A-10C 80-0258
A-10C 80-0262
A-10C 80-0265
A-10C 81-0994
A-10C 81-0998

47th Fighter Squadron, 917th Fighter Group (AFRC), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (tailcode BD)

A-10C 79-0094
A-10C 79-0145

303rd Fighter Squadron, 442nd Fighter Wing (AFRC), Whiteman AFB, Missouri (tailcode KC)

A-10C 79-0111
A-10C 79-0119

Please note: This log does'nt include the following two "Hogs":
A-10C 79-0109, 303rd Fighter Squadron
A-10C 79-0154, 47th Fighter Squadron
Both aicraft had a delay during stopover at Lajes Field, Azores.

And so, the fresh "Total Force" aircraft package consists of six active A-10Cs, six AFRC A-10Cs, and six ANG A-10Cs - all in all 18 "Hogs" again.

Question: Anybody wo can/will tell me related departure and stopover info of the six Spang "Hogs"?

See also:
Lajes stopover update: All A-10Cs identified by serial numbers now

1 comment:

  1. The 74FS A-10s returning should be arriving at Lajes tomorrow evening, and then departing back to the USA after the weekend on Tuesday, October 11.