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    "Operatio Bingo" was the first mass airlift in US military history.

    55 aircraft, mostly civilian airliners, took part in the operation to move 2272 men, 20 AA guns and tons of equipment within a 24 hour period over a 600 mile airbridge.

    When and where did this deployment take place?
    Last edited by tigersqn; 16 Jan 04, 10:16.
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    The first such attack was Operation Dingo, on 23 November 1977, which targeted the Chimoio camp in Mozambique.

    from: http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/afri...af-history.htm

    (sometimes these search engines can do miracles )))
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      Originally posted by laszlo.nemedi
      The first such attack was Operation Dingo, on 23 November 1977, which targeted the Chimoio camp in Mozambique.

      from: http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/afri...af-history.htm

      (sometimes these search engines can do miracles )))
      wrong operational name and wrong air force.
      Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tigersqn
        wrong operational name and wrong air force.
        That's me =

        Can I try again?
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        • #5
          Hmmm, sometimes the search engines worth nothing
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          • #6
            According to this URL http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-vetscor/1049162/posts there was an operation bingo in November 1944 to April 1945 but it doesn't seem to fit whit the question
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            • #7
              According to this other URL http://www.explorenorth.com/library/...ar-usarmy.htmlit was in Aleutian Islands, June, 20th, 1942. Is it right?

              BTW: Is there a prize?
              Last edited by Minaya; 16 Jan 04, 11:55.
              Cual lidian bien, sobre dorado arzón
              Mio Cid Ruy Diaz, el buen lidiador;
              Minaya Alvar Fáñez, que en Zorita mandó;
              Martín Antolínez, el burgalés de pro...!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Minaya
                According to this other URL http://www.explorenorth.com/library/...ar-usarmy.htmlit was in Aleutian Islands, June, 20th, 1942. Is it right?

                BTW: Is there a prize?
                Yes you were allowed to make your 43th post (maybe I am not allowed
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Minaya
                  According to this other URL http://www.explorenorth.com/library/...ar-usarmy.htmlit was in Aleutian Islands, June, 20th, 1942. Is it right?

                  BTW: Is there a prize?
                  BINGO !!! Or rather Operation Bingo.........one of the lesser known operations of WW II.

                  On June 7th 1942, the Japanese Navy seized the Aleutian Islands of Attu & Kiska following a series of air attacks on Dutch Harbor.
                  1 1/2 weeks of constant day/night air attacks by US airpower in Alaska followed; "the Kiska Blitz", although mostly ineffective, managed to damage some Japanese ships in Kiska harbor.

                  On June 20th, 1942, two separate PBY reports and another from US intelligence in Pearl Harbor indicated the presence of a Japanese fleet in the Bering Sea southwest of Nome, Alaska. On the same day, Japanese submarine I-26 sunk a lumber ship off the BC coast and shelled a telegraph station on Vancouver island.

                  Thinking that a Japanese move onto mainland Alaska likely, General Buckner initiated "Operation Bingo".
                  An emergency situation was declared and all civilian aircraft in Alaska(46) were pressed into service to supplement Buckner's meager airlift resources(more and more aircraft were seized by the US Army as they entered Alaskan airspace). Troops and equipment were flown over a 600 mile airbridge from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.
                  The operation lasted 3 days and was to be known forever after as the first mass airlift in US military history.

                  This operation was later to be dusted off and used as a model for the Berlin & Congo airlifts after the war.

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                  Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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