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The Kuwaiti oil fires were not just limited to burning oil wells, one of which is seen here in the background, but burning "oil lakes", seen in the foreground, also contributed to the smoke plumes, particularly the sootiest/blackest of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F-14A_VF-114_over_burning_Kuwaiti_oil_well_1991.JPEG A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114) Aardvarks flies over an oil well set ablaze by Iraqi troops during the 1991 Gulf War. VF-114 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln for a deployment to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 28 May to 25 November 1991. This was VF-114's last deployment before being disestablished on 30 April 1993. Date 10 September 1991

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