From Kevin M. Michalik, a retired USAF MSgt., I got the kind permission to post his Desert Storm A-10 pictures on my blog. Kevin took all of these shots with his own camera when he was deployed with the 4410th Operational Support Wing to King Khalid Military City (KKMC), Saudi Arabia, in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Kevin told me:
We, were a group, that were ordered for RAF Bentwater's, UK, 81 TFW, 81 AGS, 510th AMU....to support all weapons loading at the FOL during the war.
A-10A 78-0594 from the 353rd TFS/354th TFW "Panthers", tail code "MB" - Myrtle Beach AFB, SC - King Fahd Airport, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Kevin M. Michalik)
Keith Sanders showing off the kills this A-10 had over Iraq. (Photo by Kevin M. Michalik)
A-10A 78-0668 loaded for another mission. (Photo by Kevin M. Michalik)