Initial deployment of the A-10 to USAFE was in 1979 to the 81st FW at the twin base's at RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge in the U.K. The A-10 would eventually equip six squadrons and operated not only in England but also from four forward operating locations Sembach, Leipheim, Alhorn and Norvenich Air Bases in West Germany.
The last remaining A-10's will depart Germany on Friday bound for Moody AFB, GA ending 34 years of A-10 operation in USAFE.
Photo USAF Tsgt Jonathan Pomeroy
|A-10 at Woodbridge in the early 80's|