Gulf War United States Air Force

Gulf War United States Air Force (HM1S4T)

Location: Kenner, LA 70062 Jefferson Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 59.43', W 90° 14.607'

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926th Tactical Fighter Group

The 1990-91 Gulf War, known as "Operation Desert Storm" is considered one of the greatest military deployments and victories since World War II. Over 680,000 coalition troops fought in this operation of which the United States Air Force played a significant role. The Air Force contributed greatly to the victory by executing countless offensive, air assault and reconnaissance missions with minimal losses. The 926th Tactical Fighter Group flew A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft in 900 combat missions. Based at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, the 926th TFG is south Louisiana's only Air Force Reserve unit and the only fighter unit to be called up for active duty in "Operation Desert Storm", and active duty in any situation. Over 500men and women of the 926th TFG fought in this historic call-up of Reserve forces, playing a pivotal role in the destruction of Iraqi Scud missile launchers, artillery, batteries, armored vehicles and tanks, bunkers and command centers.
HM NumberHM1S4T
Year Placed1996
Placed BySheriff Harry Lee
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Date Added Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 765939 N 3320931
Decimal Degrees29.99050000, -90.24345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 59.43', W 90° 14.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 59' 25.8" N, 90° 14' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, US
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