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96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

The 96th Bomb Squadron, from the 2nd Bomb Wing, taxis down the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. June 11, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A B-52 Stratofortress, from the 96th Bomb Squadron, returns to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A B-52 Stratofortress, from the 96th Bomb Squadron, returns to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A B-52 Stratofortress, from the 96th Bomb Squadron, returns to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A B-52 Stratofortress, from the 96th Bomb Squadron, returns to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A pilot wears the 2nd Bomb Wing patch at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The patch reads “libertatem defendimus” which means “liberty we defend”. That motto describes the legacy that 2nd Bomb Wing units embody such as the 96th Bomb Squadron crew who flew over Étain, France, June 12 where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I 100 years previously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A pilot from the 96th Bomb Squadron unloads bags from a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

Members of the 96th Bomb Squadron pose for a photo after returning from a historic flight at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight

A pilot wears the 96th Bomb Squadron 100th Anniversary patch at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. In 1918, the 96th Bomb Squadron was called the 96th Aero Squadron. Today, the 96th Airmen who maintain the heritage of the “first to bomb” wear the slogan on their unit’s 100-year anniversary patch. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

96th Bomb Squadron Historic Flight
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Members of the 96th Bomb Squadron listen to Col. Kurt Schendzielos, 2nd Operations Group commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

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Col. Kurt Schendzielos, 2nd Operations Group commander, speaks to members of the squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

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Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, speaks to members of the 96th Bomb Squadron squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 12, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell)

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