Operation Nickel Grass
U.S. strategic airlift operation for Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
Operation Nickel Grass was a United States military mission to help Israel during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. The Soviet Union helped the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Syrian Arab Republic begin a surprise attack against Israel on October 6, 1973. Between October 14 and November 14 that year, the US flew 22,325 tons of weapons, tanks, and other supplies to Israel in C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy cargo planes.
- ↑ Dunstan, Simon (2007). The Yom Kippur War: The Arab-Israeli War of 1973. p. 88. ISBN 9781846032882.
- ↑ Walter J. Boyne (December 1998). "Nickel Grass". Air Force Magazine. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2016.