Benjamin Peled. Biography. Fighting. A photo.
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Benjamin Peled. Biography. Fighting. A photo.

Benjamin Peled. Biography. Fighting. A photo.

Beni Peled was born in Tel Aviv in 1928. In aviation, he began his career with a mechanic, but later became one of the best Israeli pilots. Starting to fly a fighter of the type "Mustang" and "Spitfire", then moved to jet aircraft. During Sinai campaign (1956 of) his plane was shot down, and Benny became the first Israeli pilot who used a catapult device.

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After studying at the University of Beni was appointed commander of the air base. During the Six Day War, Peled prepared and organized an operation for the complete destruction Egyptian Air Force.

Peled in 1973 Mr. took command of the Israeli Air Force. It happened before Yom Kippur War. Beni believed that Israel could, in 1967, at an instant to destroy the Syrian and Egyptian planes. But the Israelis have lost more than 100 aircraft, several hundred pilots were killed, wounded, captured.

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Peak Peled career was an operation in Entebbe 4.06.1976, at which he showed himself brilliantly. Then Israeli pilots rescued Jewish passengers 103 from French aircraft that was hijacked to Uganda by German and Arab terrorists.

Just a couple of hours before the expiry of the appointed term of terrorists, Israel sent to Uganda 2 Boeing 707, 4 Hercules, and several Phantoms. At 500, Israeli commandos were transferred to Somalia through the Red Sea, bypassing radar. Ahead, which participated in the operation of the armada, Beni Peled and Kuti Adam (Deputy Chief of the General Staff) flew in Boeing. In their plane was a mobile headquarters of the operation. The flight was conducted at night, without radio communications and visual orientation. Doctors and technicians who participated in the operation received special training.

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While undergoing surgery, Boeing Peled circled over Lake. Victoria. After a 53 min. After the operation, Israeli aircraft took off, carrying on their boards of freed hostages. Of the ten, seven terrorists were killed and three captured. In this operation, unprecedented in terms of accuracy and speed of execution, Israel freed all the hostages. The victims were minimal: 4 9 killed and wounded.

Following the resignation of Beni Peled he served as director of various technology companies in Israel. 13.06.2002, after a long and serious illness died of Beni.

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