Liberty Wing Aircraft Honor Battle Of Britain Day
October 6, 2021
September 24, 2021 - Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and an F-15C Eagle fly in a missing man formation in honor of Battle of Britain Day over RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. The commemoration highlights the largest German attack on Britain during World War II, which resulted in a resounding Royal Air Force victory and a halt to German invasion plans. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Ennis)
The aircraft are assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing that is part of the United States Air Force's Third Air Force, assigned to Headquarters Air Command Europe and United States Air Forces in Europe. It is based at RAF Lakenheath, England. The 48 FW is the only F-15 wing based in Europe and consists of both F-15C/D Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. The 48 FW was given the name "Statue of Liberty Wing" on July 4, 1954 and remains the only U.S. Air Force unit with both a name and a numerical designation.