Bell Boeing V-22: Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

In 2013, CV-22 Osprey pilot Air Force Major Brett Cassidy was flying lead on a three-aircraft rescue mission to the U.N. compound in Bor, South Sudan. Upon final approach for landing, the three CV-22s took heavy fire – including rocket-propelled grenade fire from ground forces. The Ospreys were severely damaged, and special operators on board were seriously wounded. Maj. Cassidy’s plane, tail number 42, was fully repaired and sent back into service. After another full tour of duty, #42 returned to Hurlburt Field, Fla. for general maintenance. Maj. Cassidy was on hand to see his CV-22 again, and retell the story of their mission.


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