20 June 2008

Canadian Pilots who fought for Israel

Shlemazl tells the story I didn't know anything about - in his usual manner after a painstaking research.

Eighty Nine Canadian volunteers joined tiny Israeli Air Force (IAF) during the 1948 war of Independence. Most had served in the RAF during WWII. There were thirteen Christians and seventy six Jews in the Canadian IAF contingent. Five Canadian IAF pilots lost their lives.
Details here.