By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor
Later today, from another personal contact I got an important e-mail with the serial numbers of all 18 A-10Cs which arrived at Lajes Field, Azores, enroute Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to this source, the following eight jets are deployed from the 104th Fighter Squadron, 175th Wing (Maryland ANG):
A-10C 79-0082 (Lajes photo proof)
Note: Many thanks to this personal contact for sharing the serial nummers listed above and also for confirming all posted serial numbers of the ten deployed 184th Fighter Squadron jets! And so, the entire aircraft package of the ANG "Rainbow Team" is identified now for the A-10 history books.