Tag: 47 FS
  • 47th Fighter Squadron: Laying the Foundation of an Attack Pilot

    At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, an Air Force Reserve unit exists for the purpose of training and producing A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots for the U.S. Air Force. The 47th Fighter Squadron is part of the 944th Fighter Wing whose mission is to “Forge and Fight” by training fighter pilots across the country, covering four separate fighter aircraft.
  • 47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

    On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 47th Fighter Squadron gathered their Alumni to celebrate the unit’s history Dec. 6-7, 2016.If you ask any one of the 25 Alumni present, what makes the 47 FS special they are going to say three words, Taylor and Welch.2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor and George Welch, assigned to then 47th