30 Years After Desert Storm: Feb. 2

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.

Feb. 2: A B-52 bomber goes down in the Indian Ocean while returning to Diego Garcia after a mission over Kuwait. Three crew members are rescued, but three are lost.

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.