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Gideon Lichtman passes

Old 12th Mar 2018, 01:37
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Gideon Lichtman passes

Interesting story from the Miami Herald obit. Caught me by surprise that the IAF was flying Messerschmitts. Can't imagine the irony of flying them wearing German uniforms. Unbelievable story.

Obituary: Gideon Lichtman, Israeli Air Force pilot, Miami teacher, 94 | Miami Herald

Interesting sidebar, he was supposed to be on the ac with Buzz Beurling on the day he was killed in the Rome accident.
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Czech-built Avia S-199s with Junkers Jumo 211, unsuited to the airframe it seems. They bought a bunch of used MK.IX Spitfires from the Czechs as well.
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