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70th Fighter Squadron
70th Fighter Squadron
70th Fighter Squadron Patch
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Service history
Active 1 January 1941 – 26 December 1945
30 September 1975 – 30 June 2000
Nickname White Knights
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon DUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon AFOUA
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) PPUC

McDonnell Douglas F-4E-39-MC Phantom Serial 68-0447 of the 70th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1984.

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 air superiority missions.


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.[1]


  • 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


Attached to 86th Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 August – 28 September 1989


Operated from Carney Airfield, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 21 December 1942-April 1943
Operated from Wama Airfield, Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, 9 November 1944 – 16 January 1945

Deployed at Ramstein AB, West Germany, 29 August – 28 September 1989).

Aircraft Operated[1]Edit



PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5

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