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Fast Facts About Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Air Deployment Missions: 18,466, as of June 7, 1991

  • 3,980 by C-5 Galaxy transports
  • 9,085 by C-141 Starlifter transports
  • 1,193 by C-130 Hercules transports
  • 395 by KC-10 Extender aerial refuelers
  • 3,813 by Civil Reserve Air Fleet carriers
  • 509,129 passengers and 594,730 tons of cargo carried

U.S. casualties: 148 battle deaths, 145 nonbattle deaths

  • Army: 98 battle; 105 nonbattle
  • Navy 6 battle; 8 nonbattle
  • Marines: 24 battle; 26 nonbattle
  • Air Force: 20 battle; 6 nonbattle
  • Women killed, 15
  • U.S. wounded in action: 467.

U.S. Commanders, U.S. Central Command, Operation Desert Storm

  • Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA, commander in chief
  • Lt. Gen. Calvin Waller, USA, deputy commander in chief
  • Maj. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, USMC, chief of staff
  • Lt. Gen. John J. Yeosock, USA, Army commander
  • Lt. Gen. Walter Boomer, USMC, Marine commander
  • Vice Adm. Stanley Arthur, USN, Navy commander
  • Lt. Gen. Charles Horner, USAF, Air Force commander
  • Allied Combat Air Sorties Flown: More than 116,000

Coalition Aircraft Losses: 75 (63 U.S., 12 Allied)

  • Fixed wing, 37 combat, 15 noncombat
  • U.S. losses, 28 combat, 12 noncombat
  • No U.S. losses in air-to-air engagements
  • Helicopters, 23 (all U.S.): 5 combat, 18 noncombat

Estimated Iraqi Losses: (Reported by U.S. Central Command, March 7, 1991)

  • 36 fixed-wing aircraft in air-to-air engagements
  • 6 helicopters in air-to-air engagements
  • 68 fixed- and 13 rotary-wing aircraft destroyed on the ground
  • 137 Iraqi aircraft flown to Iran
  • 3,700 of 4,280 battle tanks
  • 2,400 of 2,870 assorted other armored vehicles
  • 2,600 of 3,110 assorted artillery pieces
  • 19 naval ships sunk, 6 damaged
  • 42 divisions made combat-ineffective
  • Enemy prisoners of war captured: U.S. forces released 71,204 to Saudi control.

Information Courtesy of American Forces Information Service

 

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