Operation Allied Force

The story of when a USAF B-2 Spirit bombed Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during Operation Allied Force

The story of when a USAF B-2 Spirit bombed Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during Operation Allied Force

The B-2 Spirit The first B-2A Spirit was publicly displayed on Nov. 22, 1988, when it was rolled out of its hangar… Read More

2 months ago

An in-depth analysis of the rescue operation of Dale Zelko, the F-117 stealth pilot downed during Operation Allied Force

A-10 driver at his first combat mission locates Dale Zelko After ‘Vega 31’ was shot down, there was soon a… Read More

4 months ago

An in-depth analysis of how an obsolete SA-3 system was able to shoot down an F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter during Operation Allied Force

Operation Allied Force On Mar. 24, 1999, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) launched Operation Allied Force against Serbia. Lasting… Read More

4 months ago

The story of how Eglin AFB created the M129 E3 “Cookie Bomb” (a leaflet bomb loaded with Humanitarian Daily Rations for Kosovar refugees)

The Cookie Bomb Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida played a critical role in providing humanitarian aid during the… Read More

4 months ago

Did you know ‘wrong’ MiG-29 Kill Markings representing no known country were applied to USAF F-15C Jets after Operation Allied Force?

At the time, Google wasn’t really a thing, so it was hard to just look up what a Serb flag… Read More

1 year ago

F-15C #86-0156, the only Eagle to score two MiG-29 kills, retires to the National Museum of the US Air Force

On Apr. 25, 2023 F-15C #86-0156, the only Eagle to score two MiG-29 kills, has been retired to the National… Read More

1 year ago

USAF Aerospace Engineer explains how Serbs Were Able to Shoot Down An F-117 Stealth Fighter during Operation Allied Force

‘Unfortunately, on the day Vega 31 would be taken out of the sky, the [EA-6B] Prowlers were grounded due to… Read More

1 year ago

MH-60G that rescued F-117 pilot Dale Zelko who was shot down over Yugoslavia in 1999 has been retired

Gen. Franks flew MH-60 Pave Hawk tail number 009 during Operation Allied Force, rescuing Lt. Col. Darrell Patrick “Dale” Zelko… Read More

3 years ago

SA-3 Vs Viper: The Thrilling Story of an F-16 Wild Weasel Mission Over Serbia

“I had at least two SAMs with my name on them! I was executing a full-up SAM defense when I… Read More

4 years ago

A quick look at ‘non-traditional targets’ hit by B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers during Operation Allied Force

B-2 Spirits have fired the first shots of Operation Allied Force over Kosovo and Serbia where they would not just… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of the ‘wrong’ MiG-29 Kill Markings applied to USAF F-15C Jets after Operation Allied Force

The three 493rd FS “Grim Reaper” pilots that shot down the Fulcrums were Lt Col Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez, Capt Mike… Read More

4 years ago

An In-Depth Analysis of how Serbs Were Able to Shoot Down An F-117 Stealth Fighter during Operation Allied Force

‘How were the Serbs able to shoot down an F-117 stealth aircraft? Through a combination of Complacency, Strategy and Luck,’ Chris Morehouse, Aerospace Engineer at… Read More

4 years ago

The Night USAF B-2A Spirits Bombed Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

One of the targets hit by the B-2 resulted in OAF's biggest diplomatic faux pas when, on May 7, 1999… Read More

5 years ago

That Time Russia said a Serbian MiG-29 Shot Down an F-117 Stealth Fighter

‘I felt as pleased as an Indian who had just taken a scalp, or even more,’ Lt.-Col. Gvozden Djukic, Federal… Read More

5 years ago

F-15 Vs MiG-29: the 493rd FS MiG Kills scored during Operation Allied Force

The 493rd FS would claim four Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29s destroyed during the brief campaign. Operation Allied… Read More

5 years ago

Ramstein receives largest ammo shipment since Operation Allied Force

Approximately 100 containers with a variety of munitions rolled into Ramstein during the month of October The 86th Munitions Squadron… Read More

6 years ago