Tuesday, April 10, 2012

81st Fighter Squadron A-10Cs back home from Afghanistan

By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor

According to the Dutch Scramble Messageboard, all of the six A-10Cs from the 81st Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing (USAFE), Spangdahlem AB, Germany, which were combat-deployed as part of a "Total Force" A-10C team to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, returned home today.

Deployed were:
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

And here's the original log, posted on Scramble (including arrival times):

A-10C 81stFS 81-981/SP y '81 FS' L16:32
A-10C 81stFS 81-966/SP y '52 OG' L16:34
A-10C 81stFS 81-965/SP y L16:36
A-10C 81stFS 81-956/SP y L16:38
A-10C 81stFS 81-985/SP y L16:42
A-10C 81stFS 80-275/SP y L16:45
(these six A-10s each were equipped with one external central fuel-
tank and two travel-pods under the belly)

ETAD 10-04-2012

Please note: This post will be further updated soon.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    The ANG A-10s that were deployed at Bagram aswell,
    should be returning to CONUS this weekend, April 14 and 15.