Mordechai Alon. Biography. Martial flights. Ranks. Photo.
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Mordechai Alon. Biography. Martial flights. Ranks. Photo.

Mordechai Alon. Biography. Martial flights. Ranks. Photo.

Mordechai was born in 1921, in Palestine, not far from the Lebanese border. Year career began under the banner of the United Kingdom. He joined RAF in the city of 1940, 19 being age.

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after closure the war with the Germans Alon flew to Italy for "Spitfire" and "Mustang". There he could find Jewish agents. They offered Mordechai start Sherut Avir (been shaped skeleton Israeli Air Force).

Since the end of 1947 was pilot in the squadron Tel Aviv. Then he seized one of the 10 pilots, who were sent to Czechoslovakia to learn to fly in the S-199. In May 1948, they went to Geneva. From there, the train arrived in Zurich, followed by plane to Prague. 2 days later they were transferred to the main database Budejovice.

Only five of the pilots, who had military experience, Czech instructors made learning. Soon it was reported about the beginning of military operations in Palestine - is spurred cadets Israelis, and they have not completed the full course.

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May 20 pilots and understand "mules" went to Israel on board C-54. 29 May 4 S-199 They were equipped with German TPL-70 bombs (70-kg). Alon and his companions went to the first flight. Their goal was the Egyptian troops accumulated near the village Isdud.

The next sortie Mordechai occurred 31 May. Ground forces have asked the Air Force to destroy the Jordanian artillery positions that were continuous bombardment "Burma Road" - This road linked Jerusalem and the Latrun. Air Force made several sorties as one mehannik spoke: "The planes were in the hole, and it is unclear how they are generally held in the air."

15 October Israel launched Operation "Yuav" by attacking El Arish. This attack took part 2 and 3 Bofaytera Spitfire with bombs. Bofaytery were equipped with two bombs on 114-kg each, bombed a huge hangar, and fighter jets destroyed 4 Spitfires.

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16 October Alon with Weizmann stormed the retreating enemy forces in the area of ​​Ashdod. Approach, Weizmann saw a huge column of black acrid smoke - is burned wreckage of a fighter Mordechai Alon.

In a report squadron reported: "The plane, returning from the flight, the landing gear could not. Circled over the airfield for some time and one-hour left. The pilot continued to circle, trying to release a second landing gear, but the engine suddenly stalled. The fighter crashed and exploded." As recalled Rudy Ogarten "cried the day the whole squadron ...".

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