BTF Europe

Bomber Task Force (BTF) – Europe

 

It’s reported here that BTF missions were conducted from 2018

 

2018

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2019

BTF 19-?

RAF Fairford – 6x B-52H – 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron?

  • 61-0013/LA (2 BW / 20 BS) – arr 14/03 – dep 05/04
  • 60-0024 (2 BW / 20 BS) – arr 14/03 – dep 06/04
  • 60-0025/LA (2 BW / 20 BS) – arr 14/03 – dep 05/04
  • 60-0058/LA (2 BW / 20 BS) – arr 15/03 – dep 06/04
  • 60-0032/LA (2 BW / 96 BS) – arr 16/03 – dep 05/04
  • 61-0015/LA ((2 BW / 96 BS) – arr 16/03 – dep 06/04

Report here 

 

BTF ??-?

RAF Fairford – 3x B-2A – 393th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 82-1068/WM (509 BW / 13 BS) – arr 27/08 – dep 19/09
  • 89-0129/WM (509 BW / 13 BS) – arr 27/08 – dep 19/09
  • 82-1071/WM (509 BW / 13 BS) – arr 27/08 – dep 19/09

Report here

 

BTF 20-1

RAF Fairford – 4x B-52H – 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 61-0006/LA (96 BS / 2 BW) – arr 10/10 – dep 10/11
  • 60-0024 (20 BS / 2 BW) – arr 10/10 – dep 12/11
  • 60-0025/LA (20 BS / 2 BW) – arr 10/10 – dep 10/11
  • 60-0028/LA (96 BS / 2 BW) – arr 10/10 – dep 10/11

Report here 

Image on www.youtube.com/watch?v=83AYAf8OXoE

2020

BTF 20-2

RAF Fairford – 3x B-2A – 110th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 82-1068 (509 BW) – arr 12/03 – dep 20/03
  • 88-0332 (509 BW) – arr 12/03 – dep 20/03
  • 82-1070 (509 BW) – arr 12/03 – dep 20/03

Report here

 

BTF 20-4

RAF Fairford – 6x B-52H – 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 60-0005/MT (23 BS) – arr 22/08 – dep 26/09
  • 60-0007/MT (23 BS) – arr 22/08 – dep 26/09
  • 60-0029/MT (23 BS) – arr 22/08 – dep 28/09
  • 60-0044/MT (23 BS) – arr 22/08 – dep 26/09
  • 60-0056/MT (23 BS) – arr 22/08 – dep 26/09
  • 61-0034/MT (23 BS) – arr 22/08 – dep 26/09

Report here

2021

BTF 21-1 (not confirmed)

Ørland Air Force Station, Norway – 4x B-1B – 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron – Arrived 21st / 22nd February 2021? – Departed March 23rd?

  • 85-0073/DY (7 BW) – arr – dep
  • 86-0105/DY (7 BW) – arr – dep
  • 86-0117/DY (7 BW)  – arr – dep
  • 86-0132/DY (7 BW)  – arr – dep

 

BTF ??-?

Lajes, Portugal – 3x B-2A – ?? Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 82-1067 (509 BW) – arr 16/03 – dep
  • 88-0328 (509 BW) – arr 16/03 – dep
  • 89-0129 (509 BW) – arr 16/03 – dep

 

BTF 21-3

Morón Air Base, Spain – 4x B-52H – ?? Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 61-0012 (2 BW) – arr 17/05  – dep
  • 61-0015 (2 BW) – arr 17/05  – dep
  • 60-0013 (2 BW) – arr 17/05  – dep
  • 61-0010 (2 BW) – arr 17/05  – dep

These patches were made for 23rd Bomb Squadron, although they were never deployed to Morón

 

BTF ??-?

Keflavik, Iceland – 3x B-2A – 110th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron – Arrived August 24th – Departed ?

 

BTF 22-1

RAF Fairford – 4x B-1B – 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 86-0110 (9 BS) – arr 06/10  – dep 14/11
  • 86-0140 (9 BS) – arr 06/10 – dep 15/11
  • 86-0103 (9 BS) – arr 07/10 – dep 15/11
  • 86-0136 (28 BS) – arr 07/10 – dep 14/11

Report here

2022

BTF 22-2

RAF Fairford – 4x B-52H – 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

  • 60-0044 (5 BW / 69 BS) – arr 10/02  – dep 15/04
  • 61-0003 (5 BW / 69 BS) – arr 10/02  – dep 15/04
  • 61-0018 (5 BW / 69 BS) – arr 10/02  – dep 19/04
  • 61-0039 (5 BW / 69 BS) – arr 10/02  – dep 15/04

 

 

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