30 Years After Desert Storm: Jan. 27

In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, Air Force Magazine is posting daily recollections from the six-week war, which expelled Iraq from occupied Kuwait.

Jan. 27:

  • F-111s, using GBU-15 guided bombs, destroy oil-pumping manifold at a Kuwaiti terminal, drastically reducing the flow of oil into Gulf.
  • Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. announces the coalition has attained air supremacy.
  • F-16 “Killer Scout” operations begin.

Check out our complete chronology of the Gulf War, starting with Iraq’s July 1990 invasion of Kuwait and running through Iraq’s April 1991 acceptance of peace terms.