Syrian Civil War

NAME                                      VICTORIES                      UNIT                COMMENTS

Tremel, Michael                               1                          VFA-87,  CVW-8      1 Su-22M-4        1.
Renken, Jeremy 'Maestro'                      1                          492nd FS, 48th FW    1 Shahed-129 UAV  2. 
unknown (CSO)                                 1                          492nd FS, 48th FW    1 Shahed-129 UAV  2. 
unknown                                       1                          492nd FS, 48th FW    1 UAV             3.
unknown (CSO)                                 1                          492nd FS, 48th FW    1 UAV             3.
unknown                                       1                                    48th FW    1 UAV             4.
unknown (CSO)                                 1                                    48th FW    1 UAV             4.
  1. This aircraft was shot down near Ja-Den, south of Tabqa, at 1843hrs (see Headlines). The Su-22 pilot ejected and suffered only minor injuries and was later returned to Damascus.
  2. This pro-Syrian regime UAV was shot down by a US Air Force 48th Fighter Wing, 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E close to the Al-Tanf border crossing in Syria after it had fired weapons on a position occupied by Anti-Government Forces.
  3. This armed, pro-Syrian regime UAV was shot down by a USAF 48th Fighter Wing, 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E over an established combat outpost northeast of Al-Tanf, Syria. The action was taken because the UAV apparently showed hostile intent by advancing on coalition forces in southern Syria.
  4. On August 21, 2021, an unknown unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) approached the US Army Mission Support Site Green Village in Deir Ez-Zor, eastern Syria. According to Pentagon sources, the drone was Iranian. This incursion led to a pair of US Air Force (USAF)-operated F-15E Strike Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, being scrambled to the area, where the UAV was shot down.

Air-to-Air Victories

Date Time Unit Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Country Place
18. 6. 2017   VFA-87 / CVW-8 F-18E Tremel, M.   Su-22M-4 827th SQ near Ja-Den, south of Tabqa
8. 6. 2017   492nd FS, 48th FW F-15E (1) Renken, J.
unknown (CSO)
  Shahed-129 UAV IIRGCAF near Al-Tanf
20. 6. 2017   492nd FS, 48th FW F-15E (1) unknown
unknown (CSO)
  Shahed-129 UAV IIRGCAF near Al-Tanf
21. 8. 2021   48th FW F-15E unknown
unknown (CSO)
  Mohajer-6 UAV IIRGCAF Deir Ez-Zor

(1)The two ‘kills’ fell to aircraft serials 97-0219 and 98-0135.
CSO :Combat Systems Officer
IIRGCAF :Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force
SyAAF :Syrian Arab Air Force (القوات الجوية العربية السورية‎, Al Quwwat al-Jawwiyah al Arabiya as-Souriya)
UAV :Unmanned aerial vehicle

LCDR Michael “MOB” Tremel, the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 on Jun. 18 2018

LCDR Michael “MOB” Tremel, the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 on Jun. 18 2018.

Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, 97-0219, 492nd FS / 48th FW, United States Air Force.

Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, 97-0219, 492nd FS / 48th FW, United States Air Force.

Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, 98-0135, 492nd FS / 48th FW, United States Air Force.



Suchoj Su-22, Syrian Air Force / القوات الجوية العربية السورية.

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