History 10 th Tactical Wing

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Tue May 26, 2009 9:26 pm

  • At the end of the Second World War, from 1944, the allied countries founded the B90 tactical airfield in Kleine Brogel to support the operations over the Rhine. In 1951 the Belgian Air Force expanded the base to become the home base of the 10th Fighter-Bomber Wing that was founded in Chièvres on 20 December 1951. The three squadrons of this unit, the 23rd, the 27th and 31st initially flew with Spitfire and from 1952 with F-84G Thunderjet. From 1956 these were replaced with the F-84F Thunderstreak and the squadrons specialised in different bombardment missions within the framework of the NATO strategy and to that end an American support detachment was stationed on the base from 1962. In 1963 the 27th Squadron was disbanded and the 23rd and 31st switched to the F-104G Starfighter in 1964. From 1981 this aeroplane was replaced by the F-16A Fighting Falcon. After the disbandment of the 1st Fighter Wing in Beauvechain in 1996, the 10th Wing got new units and new missions: the 349th Fighter Squadron, specialised in air defence and the Operational Conversion Unit, responsible for the training of all F-16 pilots. During a reorganisation in 2002, the 23rd Squadron was disbanded.

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Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:09 pm

  • Hi guys,

    This afternoon I was going over my video collection and then I (re)discovered this.

    A 6 minute movie on KB made during the F84 Thunderjet era, and a slightly shorter movie on the F84F Thunderstreak

    I hope you like them.





    These where really the old days, where 'spotting' was not really very common.

    Best regards,

    Laurent
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Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:30 pm

  • so nice to see, realy great thanks for sharing Laurent.
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  • Een vraagje voor de specialisten :
    In 1951 ik Kleine Brogel overgenomen door de Belgen .
    In 1951 is de 10 Wing (23,27 en 31 Sqn) naar KeeBee gekomen .
    In 1951 Vloog de 10 Wing met Spits .
    In 1952 zijn de Thunderjets gekomen .

    Hebben er ooit Spits gestationeerd geweest in KeeBee ?
    Of is het kantje/boordje en zijn er dadelijk de F-84G's gekomen .
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Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:22 am

  • ik denk dat er onmiddellijk thunderjets zijn gekomen, want in 1955 deed m'n maat z'n eerste vlucht met 'n belgische F 84G vanop kl brogel. in het 23 sqn wat toen onder het bevel stond van Kapt-cdt van molkot.

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Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:42 pm

  • zzip wrote:Een vraagje voor de specialisten :
    In 1951 ik Kleine Brogel overgenomen door de Belgen .
    In 1951 is de 10 Wing (23,27 en 31 Sqn) naar KeeBee gekomen .
    In 1951 Vloog de 10 Wing met Spits .
    In 1952 zijn de Thunderjets gekomen .

    Hebben er ooit Spits gestationeerd geweest in KeeBee ?
    Of is het kantje/boordje en zijn er dadelijk de F-84G's gekomen .
    Grtz
    Peter


    De Spits zijn nooit in KB geweest, enkel in de beginweken (maanden) op Chièvres. De eerste jaren heeft de 10de Wing een 'zigeunerbestaan' gehad, omdat het beton van de nieuwe baan minderwaardig was, zodoende heeft de Wing een hele tijd op Geilenkirchen en Brüggen gestaan.
    Meer info hierover op de site van het KBAM.
    http://www.kbam.be/vliegveld1.php

    Greetz

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