Overseas Volunteers in the Air Force During the War of Independence

Comment by tonytran2015: Quotation of facts for historical preservation.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/overseas-volunteers-in-the-air-force-during-the-war-of-independence

…Of the 33 IAF fliers killed or missing during the War of Independence, 19 were Machal. Eight were from the USA, six from Canada, three from Britain and two from South Africa. Among them were the first two fatalities of the Israel Air Force, pilot William Gerson and flight-engineer Glenn King, both from the USA, who were killed on April 21,1948, … Six of the seven IAF fliers who had the misfortune of becoming prisoners of war in Egypt, were Machal. Three were from the USA, and one each was from Britain, Holland and South Africa…

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