Behind the Desert Shield : With the 914th Tactical Airlift Group in the Persian Gulf

Title

Behind the Desert Shield : With the 914th Tactical Airlift Group in the Persian Gulf

Description

In December 1990 a group of journalists from Buffalo were escorted to a remote desert base in the Persian Gulf as Air Force Reservists from Niagara Falls prepared for war. WIVB-TV reporter Rich Newberg and videographer Mike Mombrea Jr. documented the work of the 914th Tactical Airlift Group, which operated the C-130 transport planes. Their series of reports from the desolate air base called Mirage showed how reservists were attempting to keep up their spirits after being told they would not be rotated back to the States. Their performance record was near perfect and the First Gulf War was only weeks away from being launched. The personal vignettes include a father and son who share their concerns for each other's safety, as Operation Desert Shield was about to turn into Desert Storm.
Originally aired on WIVB-TV.

Date

1990-12

Source

Rich Newberg Reports Collection

Publisher

WIVB (Television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (publisher of digital)

Rights

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Relation

Digital Collections of the B&ECPL

Type

Moving Image

Format

video/mp4

Language

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