Operation Orchard was an Israeli airstrike on a target in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria in 2007. The Google Earth Arial shows the Syrian nuclear reactor before it was destroyed.
read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Orchard
The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons, one maintenance squadron, and six Reapers and 60 Predators.
Along with being the aerial demonstration training site for the Thunderbirds, the base plays a major role in the ongoing war on terrorism. The base is home to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle which flies daily in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base...
The Syrian Air Force was still small and its first jets, a single squadron of Gloster Meteor F.8s, were its only jets. Twelve had been ordered from Britain, with two Meteor T.7 trainers, back in January 1950. This first order was delayed by a Middle East arms embargo which came into force in October 1951, but the Meteor F.8s were finally delivered between December 3, 1952, and March 9, 1953, in...
Sheppard Air Force Base is a 5,500-acre technical training base, employing 7,400 military and civilian personnel.
The base was set-up in October 17, 1941.
Today, Sheppard is the largest US training base and home to the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing.
From top to bottom: CT-39, F-80, F-100, F-105, F-86, F-4.
Across road to east: F-15
Kadena Air Base is a United States Air Force base located in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Kadena Air Base is the hub of U.S. airpower in the Pacific, and home to the USAF's 18th Wing and a variety of associate units.
This air base saw heavy fights during Opeation Overlord. Build in 1937, it was conquered in June 1940 by the Wehrmacht and becaom ethe home base of a German bomber squadron.
Actually Carpiquet air base should had been taken during D-Day, but the Allies didn't succeed. Canadian forces attacked the airfield on 04.07.1944 (Operation WIndsor). It was finally taken by 08.07.44. ...
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