Monday, October 5, 2015
Air Force Magazine published in October 2015 a harrowing account titled "Blood over Bor" by Aaron M. U. Church. It relates the unsuccessful effort using tilt-rotor CV-22 aircraft in December 2013 to evacuate Americans from the UN compound in Bor, South Sudan. The aircraft came under intense fire, presumably from rebel forces opposed to the government in South Sudan. Some 300 US personnel in Bor were evacuated the following day to Juba.