The Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf: 10 July, 1987 Part II

US Air Force assets on the ground in Saudi Arabia on the morning of 10 July were as follows: 2 squadrons of F-15A Eagles from the 49th TFW,  1 squadron of F-16C Falcons and a detachment of A-10 Warthogs were staked out at Dhahran Air Base. A detachment of 4 E-3A Sentries, and a growing …


Happy New Year

I'd like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you and your families.  And I hope it warms up sometime soon as well! 🙂

Baltic Approaches: 10 July, 1987 Part III

COMBATLAP’s naval commander believed otherwise. Bornholm possessed no true strategic value for the Warsaw Pact. It was unable to support offensive operations against Denmark and the Baltic approaches. The island’s airport was small and its port facilities were severely limited for that. The attack on Bornholm was a feint, he judged, aimed at distracting his …