Yesterday’s Air Force: HH-3E

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FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Getting stranded behind enemy lines is a concern during every combat mission and one aircraft set the standard for combat search and rescue during the Southeast Asia War -- the Sikorsky HH-3E.

Nicknamed the "Jolly Green Giant," the helicopter performed combat search and rescue to recover downed Airmen during the war.

Yesterday's Air Force is a history and heritage featurette series that airs every other week, profiling significant people and missions from the Air Force's past.