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Air Deployment Missions: 18,466 as of June 7, 1991

  • 3,980 by C-5 Galaxy transports
  • 9,085 by C-141 Starlifter transports
  • 1,193 by C-130 Hercules transports
  • 395 by KC-10 Extender aerial refuelers
  • 3,813 by Civil Reserve Air Fleet carriers
  • 509,129 passengers and 594,730 tons of cargo carried

U.S. Casualties: 147 battle deaths, 145 non-battle deaths, 1 missing in action

  • Army: 98 battle; 105 nonbattle
  • Navy 5 battle; 8 nonbattle; 1 missing in action
  • Marines: 24 battle; 26 nonbattle
  • Air Force: 20 battle; 6 nonbattle
  • Women killed, 15
  • Wounded in action: 467.

U.S. Commanders, U.S. Central Command, Operation Desert Storm

  • Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA, commander in chief
  • Lt. Gen. Calvin Waller, USA, deputy commander in chief
  • Maj. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, USMC, chief of staff
  • Lt. Gen. John J. Yeosock, USA, Army commander
  • Lt. Gen. Walter Boomer, USMC, Marine commander
  • Vice Adm. Stanley Arthur, USN, Navy commander
  • Lt. Gen. Charles Horner, USAF, Air Force commander

Allied Combat Air Sorties Flown: More than 116,000

Coalition Aircraft Losses: 75 (63 US, 12 Allied)

  • Fixed wing: 37 combat, 15 non-combat
  • US losses: 28 combat, 12 non-combat
  • No US Losses in air-to-air engagements
  • Helicopters: 23 (all US); 5 combat, 18 non-combat

Estimated Iraqi Losses Reported by U.S. Central Command, March 7, 1991

  • 36 fixed-wing aircraft in air-to-air engagements
  • 6 helicopters in air-to-air engagements
  • 68 fixed- and 13 rotary-wing aircraft destroyed on the ground
  • 137 Iraqi aircraft flown to Iran
  • 3,700 of 4,280 battle tanks
  • 2,400 of 2,870 assorted other armored vehicles
  • 2,600 of 3,110 assorted artillery pieces
  • 19 naval ships sunk, 6 damaged
  • 42 divisions made combat-ineffective

Enemy Prisoners of War Captured: U.S. forces released 71,204 to Saudi control

Facts About Operation Provide Comfort (Relief to Kurdish refugees in eastern Turkey and northern Iraq)

  • Operation conducted by US European Command, Army Lt. Gen. John M. Shalikashvili commanding
  • 11,936 US personnel engaged at peak: May 21, 1991
  • 21,701 total allied coalition personnel involved at peak
  • Relief supplies delivered:
    • 4,416.6 tons by ground transports,
    • 12,683.2 tons in 3,901 air sorties
  • Maximum Kurdish refugee count in tent cities: 57,350, May 24, 1991
  • US relief provided:
    • 4.79 million prepackaged ration meals
    • 2,687.5 tons of bulk food
    • 200,717 gallons of water
    • 211,788 blankets
    • 23,500 tents.

(From the 1991 "Defense Almanac")

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