January 17, 1991

F-16A, F-15C and F-15E flying during Desert Storm.
(U.S. Air Force photo)

1991:   War begins in the Persian Gulf. Operation Desert Shield becomes Operation Desert Storm. More than 1,200 combat sorties are flown, and 106 cruise missiles are launched against targets in Iraq and Kuwait during the first 14 hours of the operation.

Posted in History.