The 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was stationed at Langley AFB and part of the Air Defence Command. The 48th FIS received the first F-15A/B’s in 1981 and 1982. The 48th FIS participated a couple of times with the F-15s at the William Tell competitions. The Squadron deactivated in 1991 and the F-15s were transferred to the 110 Fighter Squadron at Lambert Field, St Louis Missouri.

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Photo taken during the William Tell 1982 competition by Mr. John Lekkerkerker, digitally edited by Mr. Rick Versteeg




(U.S. Air Force photo)