By Jeffrey Weiss,Craig Weiss
Did you know:
• the 1st commander of the Israeli army used to be Paul Shulman, an Annapolis graduate;
• George “Buzz” Beurling, Canadas prime international struggle II ace with greater than thirty kills, flew for Israel;
• the 1st normal within the Israeli military used to be West Pointer Mickey Marcus;
• The Israeli Air Force’s prime aces within the conflict of Independence have been Rudy Augarten, an American, and Jack Doyle, a Canadian;
• Israel’s first tank commander used to be Lionel Druker, a Canadian; and
• The Israeli Air Force’s first try out pilot used to be Slick Goodlin, the guy who flew the X-1 experimental airplane sooner than Chuck Yeager.
These volunteers, and so on, served in all branches of the Israel safeguard Forces - the military, the air strength, and the military. They have been serious to Israel’s victory. so much of Israel’s fighter and heavy bomber bomber pilots have been North american citizens, and Israel do not need had an efficient air strength with no them. In different components, the american citizens and Canadians supplied precious technical services and strive against adventure. They stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel’s voters in that country’s such a lot determined hour. Thirty-eight of the volunteers misplaced their lives within the fight for a Jewish country. Others have been wounded, and a few ended up as prisoners of conflict of the Jordanian and Egyptian armies.
This is a narrative approximately males like Rudy Augarten (shown at the entrance cover), who interrupted his reviews at Harvard to fly for Israel. This, although Augarten were shot down over occupied France in the course of global struggle II, and survived sixty-three days in the back of enemy strains. It’s approximately Chris Magee, an international struggle II ace and veteran of Pappy Boyington’s Black Sheep Squadron who felt the Jews deserved a place of origin. And approximately American Indian Jesse Slade, who believed that battling for Israel was once “the Christian factor to do”. And Buzz Beurling, the mythical “Falcon of Malta” who sought to recapture the honour days of worldwide struggle II.
It’s approximately David Starec, who left his rabbinical reports in manhattan to serve aboard the Exodus, the main well-known of the refugee ships that attempted to wreck via a British blockade of Palestine. And George Tzizik, who refused to allow a wood leg retain him out of the fray. And Ray Kurtz, a Brooklyn fireman who led a bold bombing raid on Cairo.
I Am My Brother’s Keeper captures the robust tale of these Jews and Christians who stood as much as count number at a severe time in Jewish heritage. basically 3 years after the Holocaust, those volunteers helped determine the country of Israel.
This tale will ceaselessly swap your knowing of the connection among american citizens and Israelis.
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I Am My Brother's Keeper: American Volunteers in Israel's War for Independence 1947-1949 by Jeffrey Weiss,Craig Weiss