Pilot who shot down Syrian jet speaks

The side of Lt. Cmdr. Michael Tremel’s F/A-18E Super Hornet is adorned with icons representing the strike missions he’s flown, but it’s the Syrian flag over the image of a plane that represents something unique — the first air-to-air kill by a U.S. pilot in nearly 20 years.
Tremel spoke to British journalists from Save the Royal Navy about the June 18 incident aboard the carrier George H. W. Bush, where he is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 87.


Navy Times


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