Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Below is a trailer for the coming movie about American WWII fighter pilots who volunteered to fly for the new state of Israel in 1948. They were called the ‘Machal’ forces.
They cobbled together an air force using aircraft that were abandoned after WWII – largely by the Germans.
The trailer below is nearly eight minutes long but well worth watching.
The Machal forces were the Diaspora’s most important contribution to the survival of the State of Israel.”
- David Ben-Gurion”
As Peter says, “It was the birth of the Israeli Air Force”.