Desert Bones ‘Bats’ at ‘The Deid’

B-1 at war

In an exclusive insight into US Air Force B-1B operations during combat missions in the Middle East, Ashley Wallace was granted access to the secretive base at Al Udeid, Qatar for a rare look at the Lancer at war.

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A B-1B of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron on the chocks at Al Udeid ahead of a mission. All images Ashley Wallace unless otherwise stated

The thunderous roar of four General Electric F101 engines in full reheat reverberates around the arid desert base of Al Udeid in Qatar, heralding the start of another B-1B Lancer mission supporting the complex US operation in the Middle East.

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