B-52 Desert Storm

Desert Storm started as an air campaign with Operation Senior Surprise, became known as “Secret Squirrel.” – 57 men & seven aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron, 2nd Bombardment Wing flew the longest combat mission in history that first night of the Persian Gulf conflict. The round-trip mission from Barksdale Air Force Base, flying over 14,000 miles lasted over 34 hours and launched 35 AGM-86C CALCMs against eight targets near Mosul, in northern Iraq

 

1708th BW(P), King Abdul Aziz IAP, Jeddah (Jeddah New), Saudi Arabia
524th BS/379th BW Wurtsmith AFB, 62nd & 596th BS/2nd BW Barksdale AFB, 69th BS/42nd BW Loring AFB, 328th BS/93rd BW Castle AFB
and 668th BS/416th BW Griffiss AFB

4300th BW(P), Diego Garcia
69th BS/42nd BW Loring AFB & 328th BS/93rd BW Castle AFB

801st BW(P) Moron AB, Spain
524th BS/379th BW Wurtsmith AFB, 668th BS/416 BW Griffiss AFB,
69th BS/42nd BW Loring and 340th BS/97th BW Eaker AFB

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