The Movie

The story is set in 1948 in the wake of Israel’s declaration of independence, which triggered a nine-month war waged by five Arab nations. Overseas pilots and their crews, dubbed the Machal, made up most of the fledgling Israeli Air Force that turned the tide in Israel’s favor.

The Book

ANGELS IN THE SKY: How A Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel. The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.

Mitchell Flint 1923-2017

An average guy who did unbelievable things with worldwide consequences. Mitchell Flint was an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel’s first fighter squadron. It changed the course of the war and ensured the birth of Israel held.