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February 4, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six U.S. helicopter crewmen were killed in two separate crashes, and three airmen were reported missing after their B-52 crashed into the Indian Ocean while returning from a bombing run over Iraq, U.S. military officials said Sunday. Also Sunday, Marine officials said seven of the 11 Leathernecks killed in a light armored vehicle last week and another Marine killed in a cluster-bomb attack Saturday were victims of so-called friendly fire.
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March 4, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S.-led forces on Sunday rounded up more than 1,400 Iraqi soldiers--including a brigadier general--from the Persian Gulf island of Faylakah, the last piece of enemy-occupied Kuwaiti territory, officials said. Allied troops also seized 17 planes and eight helicopters at an air base in Iraq as mop-up operations continued after the lightning rout of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces, military officials said.
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October 11, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A series of after-dark crashes of U.S. military aircraft has exposed unanticipated problems in desert navigation, prompting some commanders to question whether pilots are fully prepared for possible night combat, according to military officials. The ability of U.S. pilots to wage war unrestrained by darkness was considered to be one of the United States' signal advantages over Iraqi forces. Most U.S.
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February 22, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coalition against Iraq stepped up bombing runs, artillery barrages and reconnaissance patrols Thursday as 700,000 allied troops braced for what U.S. commanders said could be one of the greatest land battles in the history of war. Speaking before the Soviet announcement of a possible peace agreement, Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Kelly, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing in Washington that "it will be an intense battle . . .
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February 22, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coalition against Iraq stepped up bombing runs, artillery barrages and reconnaissance patrols Thursday as 700,000 allied troops braced for what U.S. commanders said could be one of the greatest land battles in the history of war. Speaking before the Soviet announcement of a possible peace agreement, Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Kelly, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing in Washington that "it will be an intense battle . . .
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September 27, 1990 | Reuters
A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed and sank in the Red Sea on Wednesday, but all 17 people on board were rescued, U.S. military officials said. The SH-3H Sea King helicopter was on a routine training flight from the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy with four crew members and 13 passengers.
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March 4, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S.-led forces on Sunday rounded up more than 1,400 Iraqi soldiers--including a brigadier general--from the Persian Gulf island of Faylakah, the last piece of enemy-occupied Kuwaiti territory, officials said. Allied troops also seized 17 planes and eight helicopters at an air base in Iraq as mop-up operations continued after the lightning rout of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces, military officials said.
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September 30, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. military, acknowledging that helicopters have been damaged by blowing sand and pilots confused by the featureless terrain, has ordered the installation of special equipment on choppers deployed in the Saudi desert, officials said Saturday.
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February 5, 1991 | Reuters
The Defense Department on Monday identified seven American servicemen who were killed in two separate air crashes Sunday during Gulf War missions. Three were Air Force officers killed when their B-52 crashed in the Indian Ocean near Diego Garcia when they were returning from a bombing mission. They were Capt. Jeffry Jon Olson, 27, of Grand Forks, N.D.; 1st Lt. Eric D. Hedeen, 27, of Malaga, Wash., and 1st. Lt. Jorge I. Arteaga of Trumbull, Conn. The three other crew members were rescued.
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October 9, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten American servicemen were believed killed in the crashes of three military aircraft Monday in the worst day of casualties in the region since the U.S. military buildup began in Saudi Arabia. Among the missing were eight Camp Pendleton-based Marines whose two Huey helicopters vanished abruptly from radar screens on a night mission over the Arabian Sea.
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February 5, 1991 | Reuters
The Defense Department on Monday identified seven American servicemen who were killed in two separate air crashes Sunday during Gulf War missions. Three were Air Force officers killed when their B-52 crashed in the Indian Ocean near Diego Garcia when they were returning from a bombing mission. They were Capt. Jeffry Jon Olson, 27, of Grand Forks, N.D.; 1st Lt. Eric D. Hedeen, 27, of Malaga, Wash., and 1st. Lt. Jorge I. Arteaga of Trumbull, Conn. The three other crew members were rescued.
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February 4, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six U.S. helicopter crewmen were killed in two separate crashes, and three airmen were reported missing after their B-52 crashed into the Indian Ocean while returning from a bombing run over Iraq, U.S. military officials said Sunday. Also Sunday, Marine officials said seven of the 11 Leathernecks killed in a light armored vehicle last week and another Marine killed in a cluster-bomb attack Saturday were victims of so-called friendly fire.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A series of after-dark crashes of U.S. military aircraft has exposed unanticipated problems in desert navigation, prompting some commanders to question whether pilots are fully prepared for possible night combat, according to military officials. The ability of U.S. pilots to wage war unrestrained by darkness was considered to be one of the United States' signal advantages over Iraqi forces. Most U.S.
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October 9, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten American servicemen were believed killed in the crashes of three military aircraft Monday in the worst day of casualties in the region since the U.S. military buildup began in Saudi Arabia. Among the missing were eight Camp Pendleton-based Marines whose two Huey helicopters vanished abruptly from radar screens on a night mission over the Arabian Sea.
NEWS
September 30, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. military, acknowledging that helicopters have been damaged by blowing sand and pilots confused by the featureless terrain, has ordered the installation of special equipment on choppers deployed in the Saudi desert, officials said Saturday.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | Reuters
A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed and sank in the Red Sea on Wednesday, but all 17 people on board were rescued, U.S. military officials said. The SH-3H Sea King helicopter was on a routine training flight from the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy with four crew members and 13 passengers.
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