Top Secret B-52s: Operation Hidden Squirrel

A few of elite airmen from the United States Air Force’s 596th вσmв Squadron were roused by the sound of a blaring alert siren on the early of January 16, 1991. After months of preparation for a top-secret operation about which they were not even fully briefed, the enigmatic undertaking became a reality.

As a consequence of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, 57 aviators onboard seven B-52 Stratofortresses carrying a highly classified new American ωєαρσи were about to go on the longest flight ever flown.

When Operation Senior Surprise was initiated, it was nighttime, it was raining, and there was a strong wind; it would require some work to keep the renowned B-52s flying.

After 15 hours flying grueling circumstances over the Atlantic and into the Middle East, the pilots were now confronted with an even greater obstacle: correctly deploying the new wєαpσn and hitting all of their chosen targets…

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