Operation Airborne Dragon

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Operation Airborne Dragon
Part of the Operation Iraqi Freedom
Date 7 April 2003
Location Iraq
Result The first expeditionary insertion of a U.S. armored force into combat by air.[citation needed]
United States United States Iraqi Insurgency

On 7 April 2003, Task Force 1-63 landed 5 M1A1 tanks, 5 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and a battalion command post with satellite communications at Bashur Airfield in northern Iraq. Much of the Iraqi military capitulated 3 days later.

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