A-10s to fly over Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony Dec. 4
Release Number: 011216
Published December 01, 2016
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 47th Fighter Squadron will conduct a flyover in support of the University of Arizona’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony and USS Arizona Mall Memorial Dedication Sunday, Dec. 4 at approximately 3 p.m.
The ceremony marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the unveiling of the new memorial designed as a full-scale outline of the famous ship’s deck. It also honors those who lost their lives aboard the USS Arizona during the attack.
The 47th Fighter Squadron was activated on December 1, 1940 as the 47th Pursuit Squadron based at Wheeler Field, Hawaii. The squadron was credited with shooting down eight Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941 and fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II flying the P-26 Peashooter, P-36 Hawk, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base units conduct flyovers at Air Force-approved patriotic events. The men and women of the 47th Fighter Squadron are honored to be part of this ceremony, recognizing the service and sacrifice of the thousands of service members who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor.
More information about the 47th Fighter Squadron can be found at: www.dm.af.mil/AboutUs/FactSheets/Display/tabid/6204/Article/672188/47th-fighter-squadron.aspx