Exhibition – Operation Blue Bat: The 1958 U.S. Invasion of Lebanon

Press Photos from The Norbert Schiller Collection

Photographs by Colonel Charles Smilie while deployed as a Marine to Lebanon in 1958



The 1958 U.S. Invasion of Lebanon:

Jesuit Winemakers of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley



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  1. John Kavanaugh

    interesting that nothing is mentioned of a belly-landing of one of the airplanes landing at the airport, full of commandos

  2. Robert Evans

    The air cover to the Beirut operation. provided by the USS Saratoga off the Beirut coast was not mentioned. We flew several sorties that day. I remember watching from the flight deck as our aircraft launched and landed.

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