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442d Fighter Wing
442nd Fighter WIng
Welcome to the 442nd Fighter Wing
Welcome to the Web site for the only Air Force Reserve Command wing located in the State of Missouri, the 442nd Fighter Wing. The wing is responsible for the operation, maintenance and support of a squadron of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, more commonly known as the "Warthog," or simply as "The Hawg." The men and women of the 442nd and all of it's geographically separated units are proud to serve in the Air Force's premier A-10 organization along side our Total Force Partner, the 509th Bomb Wing.
Based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., the 442nd traces its lineage back to World War II, when the 442nd Troop Carrier Group, based at what was then Sedalia Army Airfield (now Whiteman AFB), air-dropped and air-landed troops and supplies during D-Day and Operation Market Garden. Today's 442nd Citizen Airmen carry on our proud tradition of supporting the U.S. Army and allied ground forces using the Air Force's only aircraft ever designed for close-air-support.
Please take a few minutes to see what our Web site has to offer.
WWII POW Series
Part One: Airmen endure captivity in Nazi Germany
Part Two: Capture -- Airmen fall into enemy hands
Part Three: Internment -- life at Stalag Luft III
Part Four: Airmen recount forced march, liberation
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A-10 Thunderbolt II
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