This sheet depicts three
aircraft that were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
One of these jets will go down in history as THE jet that struck the
"high priority" target of opportunity on 7 April 2003 (Saddam
Aircraft # 86-138
"Seek and Destroy" 37th Bomb Squadron. This jet
struck 17 different targets in an 11-hour sortie on 7 April 2003.
The most important one though was the suspected hideout of Saddam
Hussein. References are from "in theater" and from a
member of the crew that flew the mission that day. This jet
features a green dragon blowing fire while riding on a tiger.
Aircraft # 86-095
"Dakota Demolition" 34th Bomb Squadron. This aircraft
features nose art of a B-1 screaming low-level through some canyons
while dropping bombs. Another veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
with 11 mission markings.