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  • Panama
    Thursday May 11, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nimrod Dancer

    Panama
    Thursday May 11, 1989

    President Bush orders 1,900 additional combat troops to Panama (Operation Nimrod Dancer).




  • Panama City, Panama
    Tuesday Oct 3, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    The Second coup attempt

    Panama City, Panama
    Tuesday Oct 3, 1989

    In October 1989, Noriega foiled a second coup attempt by members of the Panamanian Defense Forces (PDF), led by Major Moisés Giroldi.




  • Panama City, Panama
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nifty Package

    Panama City, Panama
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    The operation began with an assault of strategic installations, such as the civilian Punta Paitilla Airport in Panama City and a PDF garrison and airfield at Rio Hato, where Noriega also maintained a residence. U.S. Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega's private jet and a Panamanian gunboat. A Panamanian ambush killed four SEALs and wounded nine.




  • Panama
    Tuesday Dec 19, 1989
    1 AM

    Invasion of Panama

    The Military incursion into Panama

    Panama
    Tuesday Dec 19, 1989
    1 AM

    The military incursion into Panama began on 20 December 1989, at 1:00 a.m. local time. The operation involved 27,684 U.S. troops and over 300 aircraft. These aircraft were deployed against the 16,000 members of the PDF.




  • Panama City, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nifty Package

    Panama City, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Operation Nifty Package was an operation launched by Navy SEALs to prevent Noriega's escape. They sank Noriega's boat and destroyed his jet, at a cost of four killed and nine wounded.




  • Colón, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operations in Colon City

    Colón, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    3d Bde, 7th Infantry Division (L) (4/17th Inf) began operations in Colon City, the Canal Zone, and Panama City.




  • Pacora River Bridge, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Securing Pacora River Bridge

    Pacora River Bridge, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Elements of 1st and 3rd Bn, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducted air assault and secured Pacora River Bridge preventing PDF reinforcements from reaching Omar Torrijos Airport and Panama City.


  • Gamboa, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Raid at Renacer Prison

    Gamboa, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    The Raid at Renacer Prison was an attack on the El Renacer prison in Gamboa, Panama, by units of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army on 20 December 1989, during the United States invasion of Panama. During the raid the U.S. military was able to free the sixty-four prisoners held in the detention facility.


  • Panama City, Panama
    Thursday Dec 21, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Marriott hostages

    Panama City, Panama
    Thursday Dec 21, 1989

    Marriott Hotel was secured and hostages evacuated.


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