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Virtual Date With History

Desert Storm Air War

Thursday, January 14th
7:00 PM CST Online via Zoom
Free Event but Registration Required

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Historian Jim Corrigan looks back at the unprecedented air war of Operation Desert Storm. For five weeks, the skies over Iraq and Kuwait were filled with a dizzying array of new weapons, such as Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles, stealth aircraft, and laser-guided smart bombs. The vast campaign of more than 100,000 sorties presented flight crews with many harrowing moments, which Jim has recounted in his book Desert Storm Air War: The Aerial Campaign Against Saddam’s Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War (Stackpole Books, 2017).

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MEET THE SPEAKER: Jim Corrigan holds degrees from Penn State and Johns Hopkins. He has written for American History magazine among other publications and is the author of more than a dozen books on military history topics. His book Desert Storm Air War reconstructs the 1991 aerial campaign through the eyes of not only the strategists who planned it but also the pilots who flew the missions. Jim lives near Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

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