Few operations have held as much drama, courage, and strategic brilliance as “Operation Thunderbolt.” For those uninitiated, this was the daring rescue mission orchestrated by Israel in 1976 to save 102 hostages from an airplane hijacked and redirected to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. 

But what were the pivotal moments that made this operation a success? And how did they unfold in a tight sequence against all odds?

This exploration will dive deep into the chronological events that defined Operation Thunderbolt. We’ll piece together a narrative of bravery, meticulous planning, and a relentless pursuit of justice. 

We’ll journey through the tense hours and the high-stakes decisions. The goal is to provide a lens into the hearts and minds of those who embarked on what seemed like an impossible mission.