The U.S. Air Pressure has launched footage displaying Airmen from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron and 100th Plane Upkeep Squadron with its KC-135 Stratotankers supported German air drive Eurofighter Typhoons.
German fighter jets acquired gasoline over Germany from a Bloody Hundredth’s KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, Dec 4, 2019, in response to a latest service information launch.
The Bloody Hundredth is the one everlasting U.S. air refueling wing within the European theater, offering the essential air refueling “bridge” which permits the Expeditionary Air Pressure to deploy across the globe at a second’s discover.
The KC-135 Stratotanker supplies the core aerial refueling functionality for the USA Air Pressure and has excelled on this function for greater than 60 years. This distinctive asset enhances the Air Pressure’s functionality to perform its main mission of worldwide attain. It additionally supplies aerial refueling help to Air Pressure, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation plane. The KC-135 can also be able to transporting litter and ambulatory sufferers utilizing affected person help pallets throughout aeromedical evacuations.
The group inherited the “Bloody Hundredth” nickname from different bomb teams as a result of variety of losses it took. The group skilled a number of cases the place it misplaced a dozen or extra plane on a single mission, and for the following six months, the group centered its bombing assaults in opposition to German airfields, industries, and naval services in France and Germany. One such raid on 10 October 1943, that the 100th BG made on Münster, ended up with the one surviving 100th BG B-17, the Rosie’s Riveters (B-17F 42-30758) commanded by Robert Rosenthal, returning safely to Thorpe Abbots.