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70th Fighter Squadron

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Country  United States
Nickname(s)  White Knights
Type  Fighter
Decorations  DUC AFOUA PPUC
70th Fighter Squadron
Active  1 January 1941 – 26 December 1945 30 September 1975 – 30 June 2000
Branch  United States Air Force

The 70th Fighter Squadron (70 FS) was most recently part of the 347th Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. It operated A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft conducting ground attack missions.

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History

The 70th provided air defense for Fiji from, February–December 1942. It then went on to fly combat missions in South and Southwest Pacific from, 21 December 1942 – 21 July 1944 and 9 September 1944 – 9 August 1945. It deployed aircraft and personnel to Southwest Asia from, 10 January – 16 September 1992.

Lineage

  • Constituted 70th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 14 December 1940
  • Activated on 1 January 1941 Redesignated: 70th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942 Redesignated: 70th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 August 1943 Redesignated: 70th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 24 May 1944 Inactivated on 26 December 1945
  • Redesignated 70th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 September 1975
  • Activated on 30 September 1975 Redesignated 70th Fighter Squadron on 1 November 1991. Inactivated on 30 June 2000

    Assignments

  • 35th Pursuit Group, 1 January 1941 – 15 January 1942
  • US Army Forces in Fiji, 28 January 1942
  • 347th Fighter Group, 3 October 1942
  • 18th Fighter Group, 30 March 1943
  • 347th Fighter Group, 1 November – 26 December 1945
  • 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 September 1975
  • Attached to 86th Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 August – 28 September 1989
  • 347th Operations Group, 1 May 1991 – 30 June 2000
  • Aircraft Operated

  • P-36 Hawk (1941)
  • P-39 Airacobra (1942–1944)
  • P-40 Warhawk (1943)
  • P-38 Lightning (1943–1945)
  • RA-24 Banshee (1944)
  • F-4 Phantom II (1975–1987)
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon (1987–1995)
  • OA-10 Thunderbolt (1995–2000)
  • Operations

  • World War II
  • Operation Southern Watch
  • References

    70th Fighter Squadron Wikipedia


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