Remembering Operation Desert Storm

Thirty years ago, the USS Midway served as the flagship for all naval aircraft carrier battle groups in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Her air wing flew more combat missions than any U.S. carrier in the Gulf region while sustaining no casualties. The Midway and crew were awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for her role in the Gulf War. Today, we look back on this pivotal moment in U.S. Naval history.


Join Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim on Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m. for the next Destination Midway livestream! In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, Karl will interview now U.S. Senator Mark Kelly who flew 39 combat missions over Iraq as well as other veterans who played key roles in ensuring victory during the Gulf War. You will not want to miss this history relived!
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Midway Leads The Fight In Operation Desert Storm

Welcome back to “Karl’s Korner”, a historical segment written by myself, Karl Zingheim – Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, I took a moment to reflect on Midway’s involvment as the flagship for all naval forces in the Persian Gulf during this time. Keep reading to learn about more about this historic event…

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