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This Day In AFSOC History


On this Day in 1991: The AC-130A Spectre “Azrael” was sent to the Al Jahra highway between Kuwait City and Basrah, Iraq, to intercept the convoys of tanks, trucks, buses and cars fleeing the battle. Facing numerous enemy batteries of SA-6 and SA-8 surface-to-air missiles, and 37mm and 57mm radar-guided anti-aircraft artillery, the crew attacked the enemy skillfully, inflicting significant damage on the convoys. Learn more here thanks to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.


9 Responses to “This Day In AFSOC History”

  1. Hoff says:

    The AF Museum is a pretty cool place to visit. Tons of history there.

  2. Eddie says:

    The more kid friendly version of: “Reason we called the highway of death the highway of death.”

  3. SN says:

    Got yelled at by an employee there for patting her on the nose.

  4. agentofwrath says:

    Remember that route well. First time I smelt burned flesh.