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Cv-22b Osprey 20th Sos
Digital Art - Color Print
The 20th Special Operations Squadron (20th SOS) is part of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. The 20th trained for aerial reconnaissance from, March 1942-December 1943, then went on to fly combat missions in the China-Burma-India Theater from, 31 January 1944-5 May 1945. The squadron was reactivated as the 20th Helicopter Squadron (HS) in 1956 to perform traditional helicopter missions with H-21s for the Tactical Air Command. In 1967, when joined by the UH-1F/P helicopters formerly assigned to Project Lucky Tiger, they became the "Green Hornets." The Green Hornets continued to perform unconventional warfare missions for seven years, until inactivation in 1972. Upon reactivation in 1976 at Hurlburt Field, the unit mission remained
unconventional warfare and special operations using UH-1N gunships and CH-3Es. The 20th was among the first units to deploy to Operation Desert Shield in August 1990, squadron crew members and aircraft led U.S. Army AH-64 Apaches in the air strike, opening the air war in Operation Desert Storm. the 20th rapidly deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, engaging in the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan with continuing endeavors into Iraq as the Global War on Terror continues. Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered by the Artist.
December 12th, 2010
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