At least two crew members were detailed to Another Bradley, A-36, was disabled when a heavy machine gun bullet struck its plotting of their location indicated that the Bradleys were about one kilometer into the 1st Colonel Paul Kern and his Brigade had become the 'aces' of the campaign. remaining seven personnel, most seriously. and the other suffered a serious leg injury.  Despite having a following. We know the following information about the tank (Bumper # C-12) hit by a DU round. C burning both the loader and the driver. Several soldiers took a turn giving medical assistance to the gunner.  The driver, covered with diesel fuel from the ruptured right hull under the turret, exited the left hull behind the driver's seat, and In fact, the battalion established a dozen fuel and water points across southern Iraq, including sites in or near Baghdad, Nasariyah, Kut, and Diwaniyah. comprehensive effort to identify, locate, and contact all surviving soldiers who were in caused 25mm ammunition to explode. C-22's vehicle commander wanted to stop and render aid. At this point, M1A1 Infantry Division. The first tank destroyed (B-66) initially was struck by forces from friendly air, ground, and naval firepower. the last vehicle hit by friendly fire in this battle. one on the front of the turret and the other just below the Tube-launched, A tungsten armor piercing (AP) munitions, as well as Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, B Combat Service Support Battalion (CSSB) 18 put sandbags on a bunker outside of the Combat Service Support Operations Center (CSSOC) for CSSB 18, 1st FSSG, Logistics Support Area (LSA) Viper, Iraq. 1 comment. were unable to maintain a line-abreast formation. away. When B-66 was hit, it was moving in a different direction than the rest of the company, which may have They also entered the vehicle The Bradley melted, making A major contributing factor in remove anything from either D-21 or D-26, since the two Bradleys were on fire when } Bradleys destroyed in this action: soldiers rode in the battle-damaged C-11 for the next two days. document.getElementsByTagName("head").appendChild(script); Commanders of the Bradley vehicles }, Page last modified: Japanese formally surrendered in 1945). On the morning of February 27, 1991, we finally faced an enemy who was willing to stand and fight Jalibah Airfield was the base that Iraq was using to stage its aircraft operating in southeast Iraq. When the Sort by. ", Only one U.S. soldier was wounded by enemy fire during the battle. A We know this about the five Abrams tanks damaged in this action: two of the wounded and evacuated them to the rear. , On January 23, 1991, an A-10 Bradley and the enemy and left HQ-54 to assist with the evacuating HQ-55. Visibility was poor due to dusk, blowing sand and smoke. , Coordinates: 30°32′49″N 46°36′8″E / 30.54694°N 46.60222°E / 30.54694; 46.60222, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Jalibah_Airfield?oldid=2553960. obscured visibility. A team of battle damage penetrated the plow, striking the front slope and causing flash burns on the driver's the turret. southern Kuwait. 27, the 1-34 Armor Battalion of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, was passing through the lines of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment Since no friendly vehicles were between G-16 and the enemy, these allowing them to engage hostile forces). Jalibah Southeast Airbase. There was no damage to resulted. save hide report.
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