Langley AFB 27th FS

Langley AFB 27th FS heritage poster art featuring an F-22 and a SPAD.

The 27th Fighter Squadron (27 FS) is part of the 1st Fighter Wing based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The 27 FS is the oldest fighter squadron in the USAF originating as the 27th Aero Squadron on 8 May 1917. The 27 FS was the first operational squadron to fly both the F-15 Eagle and the F-22 Raptor. The leading ace of the 27 FS in WWI was Lt Frank Luke Jr. nicknamed the “Arizona Balloon Buster”. The leading ace of the 27 FS in WW2 was Lt Thomas Maloney whose P-38 was nicknamed “Maloney’s Pony”. The 27 FS was the first F-22 squadron to fly in combat on the opening night of Operation Inherent Resolve over Syria in September 2014. The squadron motto is “America’s Oldest” and the nickname is “Fightin’ Eagles” with over 100 Years of Air Dominance… And Counting! JB Langley-Eustis is one of the oldest USAF bases and was the location from which Billy Mitchell flew his historic training attack on the captured German Battleship from WW1.


Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Samantha is an Air Force veteran and an extremely talented illustrator, if you want to see more amazing art browse her portfolio.

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