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A US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules Loadmaster (left) guides a Lithuanian Air Force Lieutenant,  332nd Air Expeditionary Wing/Logistics Readiness Squadron (AEW/LRS) Air Terminal Operations Center (ATOC) crewmember, as he drives a K-Loader toward the ramp of the aircraft at Tallil Air Base (AB), Iraq. Estonian SENIOR AIRMAN Bronislav Skaperin (center), a Lithuanian Corporal, and Estonian SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Ahto Sternfeld (right) standby to offload the aircraft. Coalition forces are working together at Tallil AB in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules Loadmaster (left) guides a Lithuanian Air Force Lieutenant, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing/Logistics Readiness Squadron (AEW/LRS) Air Terminal Operations Center (ATOC) crewmember, as he drives a K-Loader toward the ramp of the aircraft at Tallil Air Base (AB), Iraq. Estonian SENIOR AIRMAN Bronislav Skaperin (center), a Lithuanian Corporal, and Estonian SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Ahto Sternfeld (right) standby to offload the aircraft. Coalition forces are working together at Tallil AB in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Tallil Air Base

State: Dhi Qar

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John Barton, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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16/09/2003
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The U.S. National Archives
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