More A-10C Warthogs returning from Afghanistan. Some still wearing inactivated unit’s markings.
Between Oct. 5 and 7, 12 A-10C Warthogs landed at Lajes Field in the Azores, on their way back to the U.S. after a tour of duty of six months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Bagram Airfield.
Even if the aircraft were assinged to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron “Flying Tigers”, 23rd Fighter Group, 23rd Wing, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, some of them still wore the markings of the 81st Fighter Squadron “Panthers”, a recently inactivated unit formerly assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing from Spangdahlem airbase, Germany.
Image credit: André Inácio