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70th Flying Training Squadron [1]
70th Flying Training Squadron.jpg
70th Flying Training Squadron Patch
Active 15 January 1941 - 10 May 1946
25 February 1953 - 25 June 1966
1 August 1972 - 30 September 1973
1 December 1973 - 1 December 1975
22 October 2005 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
22nd Air Force
302d Airlift Wing
302d Operations Group
Garrison/HQ United States Air Force Academy
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg PUC
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines).svg PPUC

The 70th Flying Training Squadron (70 FTS) is part of the 302d Airlift Wing based at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.




The 70th flew antisubmarine patrols from about 9 to 14 December 1941, then went on to fly combat sorties in the South Pacific from 15 November 1942 until February 1943. It conducted sea-search mission from March to August 1943, then combat sorties again in the south and southwest Pacific Ocean from 16 August 1943 to 21 July 1944 and from 5 September 1944 to 14 August 1945. From 1953 until 1966 it participated in exercises, operations, and tests of Strategic Air Command. It conducted pilot upgrade training in T-37 Tweet aircraft from August 1972 to September 1973 and from December 1973 until November 1975. [1]




  • 70th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) (1940–1944)
  • 70th Bombardment Squadron, Medium (1944–1953)
  • 70th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy (1953–1972)
  • 70th Flying Training Squadron (1972–Present)[1]


Bases stationed

Operated From: Savannah AAF, Georgia (8-14 December 1941)

Aircraft operated

See also


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975



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