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
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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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