Operation Allied Force blasts Yugoslavia – March 24, 1999: Cruise missiles, B-2 bombers used in first strike

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March 24, 1999 – Scores of NATO cruise missiles, along with fighter planes and stealth bombers, pounded Yugoslavia on Wednesday night, following through on a long-standing threat to attack if Serbs refused to sign a peace plan for Kosovo. At…

NATO attack on Yugoslavia begins – March 24, 1999

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March 24, 1999 – Explosions ripped through Kosovo and outside Belgrade on Wednesday evening as NATO launched cruise missiles against Yugoslavia, following through on a long-standing threat to strike if Serbs refused to sign a U.S.-drafted peace accord for Kosovo….

Milosevic tells citizens to defend Yugoslavia – March 24, 1999

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March 24, 1999 – Despite looming NATO airstrikes, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on Wednesday remained defiant and called on his people to defend the country „by all means.“ Milosevic delivered the appeal in a nationally televised address. Milosevic urged Yugoslav…

Yugoslavia agrees to withdraw forces from Kosovo – Pullout to begin Thursday

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June 9, 1999 – Yugoslav and NATO generals signed an agreement late Wednesday on the withdrawal of Yugoslav troops from Kosovo, following a marathon session of intense talks near the Yugoslav-Macedonian border. „The war has ended,“ Yugoslav Col. Gen. Svetozar…

Stealth Nighthawk downed in Yugoslavia – Rescued pilot safe in Italy as NATO campaign continues

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March 28, 1999 – Explosions boomed through Belgrade Sunday and air raid sirens sounded, the morning after the dramatic rescue of a NATO pilot who survived after his warplane went down in Yugoslavia. Officials said the pilot, who was not…

Two jets crash in Kosovo campaign – 2 NATO warplanes down in Kosovo operation

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May 2, 1999 – While three American servicemen held for a month in Yugoslavia made their way to freedom in Germany on Sunday, NATO reported that it had lost two U.S. aircraft in its Kosovo air campaign. An F-16 crashed…

Yugoslavia accepts peace deal on Kosovo – Skeptical NATO continues bombing

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June 3, 1999 – Although refusing to call it surrender, Yugoslavia’s government on Thursday accepted a Western-backed peace plan for Kosovo that requires Yugoslav and Serb forces to withdraw from the province and provides for an international peacekeeping force to…

B-2 stealth bombers make combat debut

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March 24, 1999 – The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that two B-2 bombers made their combat debut Wednesday, dropping satellite-guided, 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bombs on Yugoslav targets in the NATO attack code-named Operation Allied Force. The U.S. part of the mission has…

President Clinton thanks personnel in support of U.S. and NATO operations

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President Clinton addresses U.S. and NATO military personnel, families, and civilian Department of Defense employees at Norfolk Naval Station, Va., on April 1, 1999. The President expressed America’s thanks to personnel deployed overseas in support of U.S. and NATO operations,…

Wreckage of a downed Yugoslav MiG-29 fighter – March 27, 1999

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A U.S. Army documentation team surveys the wreckage of a Former Republic of Yugoslavia MiG-29 Fulcrum jet fighter outside the town of Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on March 27, 1999. The aircraft is one of two shot down by NATO…