The featured photo shows US Air Force F-15s and F-16s flying over burning Kuwaiti oil wells that were set ablaze as Saddam Hussein’s invading Iraqi Army retreated in the closing days of Operation Desert Storm.
Below are additional images from Operation Desert Storm
Watch Actual Footage of US Army Apache Helicopter Strikes During Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm was the combat phase of the effort to drive Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Army out of Kuwait after they had unexpected invaded the small oil rich country that shares a border with Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
The United States led a coalition of 34 countries in a war that began with a massive aerial bombardment on 17 January 1991 and ended with a rapidly moving ground invasion on 24 February. The ground campaign was so successful in forcing the Iraqi Army out of Kuwait it achieved victory in only 100 hours.
These photos are a tribute to all military members and civilian contractors who served and fought in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in the air and on the ground. Fighter Sweep salutes you!
Featured Image by US Air Force
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