US warplanes took off from a foreign aircraft carrier for the first time since World War II

US warplanes have taken off from a foreign aircraft carrier for the first time since World War II.

Combat sorties were made by F-35B fighters; they took off from the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth. American planes struck the positions of the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic State” in the Middle East — the specific region where this happened is not called. British aircraft were also involved in the operation.

In total, there are 18 American and British fighters on Queen Elizabeth.

According to CNN, the last time American warplanes took off from a foreign aircraft carrier was in 1943.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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