“Mighty” flights: six B-52 bombers crossing the Pond to deploy to Qatar

Mighty 71-72, 81-82, 83-84: the six "Buffs" deploying to the Middle East for the first time in 30 years.

Six B-52s are going to support Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIL in Syria and Iraq, replacing the B-1s, that have returned stateside for upgrades. On Apr. 8, Mighty 71 and 72 were the first pair, followed on Apr. 11 by Mighty 81-82 and on Apr. 12 by Mighty 83-84. On Apr. 10, Mighty 75-76 were forced to cancel ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.