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DmdSeeker
05-14-2006, 04:24 PM
I just watched "the Battle of Britain" again; and at the end there's an honour role of alle the pilots that flew (and those that died) for the RAF in the battle.

The last entry is as the title says; one Isreali flew; and survived.

But hold on a minute!

Isreal didn't exist in 1940! So how could an Isreali be flying for the RAF in 1940?

So any one know the story there?

SPLASH_1
05-14-2006, 04:47 PM
The pilot in question was a Jew from Palistine

although not technicaly an Israeli

battle of britain (http://math.fce.vutbr.cz/safarik/ACES/aces1/battle_of_britain-palestine.html)

Hawker Hurricane No1 Squadron RAF

http://www.raf.mod.uk/squadrons/h_images/1sqnhurri.gif

BenvZijl
05-14-2006, 05:20 PM
The list aint 100% complete since there also has been @ least 1 dutch person who flew in the BoB(searching for the documentation now).

i know that the person in question flew with a English squadron and not 1 of the foreign ones.

DmdSeeker
05-14-2006, 10:06 PM
Thanks for the info; I wondered about that! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WTE_Galway
05-14-2006, 10:53 PM
the interesting statistic for Australians is that a much higher percentage of Australian pilots were killed then any other country