Tag: 493rd Fighter Squadron “The Grim Reapers”

F-15 Vs MiG-29: the 493rd FS MiG Kills scored during Operation Allied Force
The 493rd FS would claim four Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29s destroyed during the brief campaign. Operation Allied Force (OAF) followed repeated NATO warnings in 1998 to Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to remove his armed forces from Kosovo. Fifteen F-15Cs from the 493rd FS/48th FW, based at RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed...
Read how a USAF Eagle driver was able to land his F-15 at Keflavik airport in extreme whiteout conditions
The Raytheon Trophy dates to 1953 and is awarded annually to the top air superiority or air defense squadron in the U.S. Air Force On May 13, 2017 the coveted Raytheon Trophy was awarded to the 493rd Fighter Squadron (FS), during a celebration at the Duxford Imperial War Museum, England. As explained by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public...