Stratofort Fortress Planes involved included
Serial Number Comments
AF60 009 Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
0022 Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
0023 Served in Operation Allied Force and Operation Enduring Freedom
AF60-026 Flew an Operation Enduring Freedom mission on July 28, 2003.
AF61-003 Had a crack in its rear spar terminal fitting - Fall 2011
036 Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
AF61-039 Suffered severe structural damage after a failure of its No. 5 inboard engines, October 2010.
0046 Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
0049 Served in Operation Enduring Freedom
0060 Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, had the nickname "Iron Butterfly"
1032 Served in Operation Enduring Freedom

& B-52s crews have received 7 Distinguished Flying Crosses and at least 24 Air Medals for Operation Enduring Freedom
The 457th flew 120 Operation Iraqi Freedom sorties, 1,600 flying hours. It dropped 3.2 million pounds of explosives and 2,700 individual weapons. It also dropped 70% of the leaflets.
2017 - B-52s flew 277 sorties without a single cancelation from maintenance problems.
May 2006 - Provided support to coalition forces in Bagram, Gereshk, Kandahar, Orgun-E, Shkin.
April 2006 - Provided close air support to coalition troops in Asadabad, Deh Rawood, Jalalabad & Kandahar.
March 2006 - Provided close air support to coalition troops in Asadabad, Deh Rawood, Gereshk, Kandahar, Qalat, Orgun-E, and Oruzgan.
February 28, 2006 - Provided close air support to Coalition troops in contact with enemy forces in the vicinity of Jalalabad and Tarin Kowt.
February 26, 2006 - Provided Close Air Support at Orgun-E.
February 4, 2006 - Helped repulse an enemy attack.
December 15, 2005 - A B-52 supported ground forces in Qalat.
November 2005 - A B-52 supported ground forces in Kandahar.
November 16, 2005 - A B-52 bombed a cave.
October 2005 - A B-52 supported ground forces in Asmar, Gereshk and Shkin.
A B-52 destroyed a cave position, killed 2 Talibans, and assisted in capturing 10 others.
A B-52 bombed rebel position on July 24, 2003.
A B-52 dropped a 2,000 lb JDAM bomb as part of Operation Eagle Fury
A B-52 supported the battle outside Spin Boldak (January 27-30, 2003)
On December 1, 2002 a B-52 dropped seven 2,000 pound bombs on suspected enemy positions after an attempt to ambush a Special Forces convoy.
On October 28, 2001 a B-52 dropped 45 x 500 pound bombs and drestroyed 450 vehicles and killed 3,500 enemy troops.
A B-52 destroyed at least 25 tanks and killed about 1,000 troops.
B-52s flew 756 Operation Enduring Freedom sorties.
On December 28, 2001 B-52, along with 2 B-1Bs attacked a Taliban compound. The attack destroyed 12 buildings and killed 107 Talibans, incuding Qari Ahmedullah and Mullah Adbul Ssaalam Rocketi.
A B-52 bombed the Zawar Kili camp on January 10, 11 & 13, 2002.
B-52s have been attacking underground bunkers.
On October 15, 2001 a B-52 dropped 480,000 propaganda leaflets.
Stratofortresses flew sorties in the October 7, 2001 strike.
On July 1, 2002, a B-52 attacked a cave complex with 2,000 pound bombs.
At least two B-52s struck a Taliban leadership compound Southwest of Kandahar on December 26, 2001.
B-52s carpet bombed Taliban positions outside Bagram AB on October 31.
A B-52 dropped 2,000 pound JDAMs on enemy troops during the battle of Roberts Ridge, 3 March, 2002.
A B-52 destroyed a mortar position during Operation Anaconda.
B-52s bombed al-Qaeda positions during Operation Anaconda.
A B-52 bombed al-Qaeda's Zawar Kili Camp on January 4, 2002 with satellite-guided bombs (JDAM).
A 2,000 pound JDAM dropped by a B-52 killed three US Army soldiers and 5 Alliance troops. The bomb also wounded 20 US Army soldiers and 20 Alliance troops. Among the wounded were SFC Ronald Raikes and SSgt Michaael McElhiney.

15 B-52s launched over 90 cruise missiles against Iraq.
B-52s attacked targets on January 6, 2002.
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November 13, 2013 -
Two B-52s saved a disoriented Cessna pilot in Alaska.
May 19, 2016 - A B-52 crashed after aborting takeoff at Andersen AFB, Guam. No crew members were injured.
July 21, 2008 - An improper stabilizer trim setting caused a B-52 crash off the coast of Guam. All six crewmembers of 'Raider 21' died. The crew was buried in Arlington National Cemetary on November 14, 2008.
June 22, 2003 - A B-52 missed its target during a training exercise. The bombs killed USMC Captain Seth R. Michaud and injured eight US Marine and Navy personnel in Djibouti. The explosion also damaged two CH-53Es.

The USAF used B-52 Stratofortresses in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.

There have been no B-52 class A mishaps for FY2002 - FY2004. There was one class A mishap for FY-2005.
Mission-Capable Rates: 2001 - 80.5%; 2002 - 79.2%; 2003 - 74.5%; 2004 - 76.7%; 2005 - 74.7%

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