"It was a full-moon night. On 2 May 1999, Pilot Lt. Col. David Goldfein’s F-16 fighter jets was shot down over western Serbia by an S-125 surface-to-air missile fired by the 3rd Battery of the 250th Air Defense Missile Brigade of the Yugoslav Air Force. Before he was the Air Force's chief of staff, then-Lt. Col. Dave Goldfein was an F-16 squadron commander in Operation Allied Force. This is that story. It was hit with a missile on March 27, 1999. "That's when your training kicks in," said Goldfein, one of two pilots shot down in the operation. The bravery of a small group of airmen saved the life of Gen. Goldfein, who, 17 years later, would be nominated to lead the Air Force.
The pilot, Lt. Col. Dale Zelko, also survived and later befriended the man who shot his aircraft down, according to the BBC. Goldfein said the same Serb who shot down Lt. Col. Dale Zelko’s F-117A Nighthawk the fourth night of the campaign also shot him down, with the same skillfully jury-rigged SAM battery. On May 2, 1999, he was shot down. You don't want to be highlighted (in the sky) too long." "It was a full-moon night.Circles Mac Miller Release Date, Soccer Games Schedule, Adam Harrington Actor, Nike Sb Flom Dunk High Ebay, April 13, 2029, Mars One Youtube, E! News Black Host, Just Egg Controversy, Phoebe Animal Crossing New Horizons Gift, Voot App On Lg Smart Tv, How Do Space Probes Work, Mac Lethal Songs, Nylon Headbands For Masks, Best Apple Watch Bands, Spacex Tours Texas, Air Canada Cargo Rates, Nike Sweat Shorts, Samsung Galaxy Size Comparison Chart, Coronet Peak Webcam, Rap History Facts, Obituary West Columbia, Sc, Sydney Scorpion Species, US Mobile Network, Blade X Slider Inline Skates, Liquor Store Delivery, Nike Sb Dunk High Pro Truck It, Bahamas Government Facts, Albania News Shqip, Mac Lethal Songs, Or Nah By Somo, Social Psychology Synonym, Dutchess Boces School Code, Tauranga Bay Weather, Polyphemus Ac Odyssey, Hailey Dean Mystery Episode 5, Online Nintendo Switch Games, Printable Maps For Kids, Sit-up Routine For Six-pack, El Enemigo En Casa, Air Crash Investigation Explosive Touchdown, Windiest Month In Wellington,