Lou Lenart. Biography. Martial flights. Ranks. A photo.
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Lou Lenart. Biography. Martial flights. Ranks. A photo.

Lou Lenart. Biography. Martial flights. Ranks. A photo.

Lu was born in Hungary, his parents emigrated to the United States illegally. During the war in Europe, he flew to the Pacific Ocean USMC F4U Corsair. After graduation Lenart recruited Jewish emissaries to distill the Middle East purchased aircraft.

6 May 1948 Lenart and another 8 pilots sent to Geneva. From there, the group was transferred to Zurich. Then they moved to Prague. Lenart was at great risk, he could be recognized as a fugitive from Hungary and returned "to his homeland."

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After 2 days, on board the Ju-52, they crossed over to Ceske Budejovice, where they began to master C-199. 18.05.1948 training ended and the pilots went to Israel.

On the morning of May 20 Czech pilots and mechanics booted from Having dealt with-199 With in-54. 11 hours by plane landed in Akron. The next day came another fighter, 22 May - the third.

29 May Lenart and his comrades in arms raised the aircraft from Ekron. Each one carried German bomb 70 weight in kg. The objective was to stop the Egyptian army to move to Tel Aviv.

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The mission was successful, but were very large losses. By the end of May there was only one aircraft, it pilots 2 times a day at a time carried out patrols over the Jewish capital. This practice has borne fruit: 3 June were won 2 first aerial victory in the history of the Israeli Air Force. Some time was the commander of Lenart 101-SquadronBut soon he was transferred to Air Headquarters and was removed from flight operations.

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After the war, together with Lenart Gudlinom organized airline, which has received a contract from the Israeli government for the export of Iraqi Jews to Israel.

By the end of his life engaged in exotic Lenart: was General Manager S commandan Diego Clippers (basketball) and produced the film "Iron Eagles".

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