Aliyah Bet & Machal Virtual Museum

 

New Book Follows the Adventure of Israel's Original Air Force

AVILC Board Member Mike Flint is producing a film "Angles in the Sky" about the volunteer Air Force that came from around the world in Israel's War of Independence, and the riveting book version has recently been published. It features the exploits of his father and Machal veteran, Mitchell Flint, along with several other North American volunteers who were crucial to Israel's subjugation of several invading armies.

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Mitchell Flint, Machal Pilot, Dies at 94

Mitchell Flint was a Jewish-American Navy pilot in the Pacific Theater who answered the call to help build air support for the nascent State of Israel. He bravely flew Avia-199 fighters, which, as retrofitted German Messerschmitts, were extremely dangerous because of their poor construction. After he arrived in Israel, he flew more than 50 missions. When the Egyptian army gathered in the Falujah pocket, Flint and his squadron proved how vulnerable they were from his bombing missions.

The 2018 Mickey Marcus Memorial at West Point

 

AMERICAN  VETERANS OF ISRAEL LEGACY CORPORATION

WEST POINT MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR AMERICAN HEROES

OF ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE WAR

 

More Coverage of the Jerusalem Machal Memorial Dedication

Machal Fighters Get Memorial in Jerusalem, Seven Decades After Volunteering for Israel

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The Dedication of the Machal Memorial at Ammunition Hill

Jerusalem Machal Memorial Daytime

Thanking Those Who Volunteered

By Daniel Fliegler

 

Mickey Marcus Memorial Service at West Point - Sunday, April 29, 2018

AMERICAN VETERANS OF ISRAEL LEGACY CORPORATION In conjunction with the CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN NEW YORK

INVITES THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND THE 52ND ANNUAL MICKEY MARCUS MEMORIAL SERVICE  AT THE U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY - WEST POINT JEWISH CHAPEL- SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018

PLEASE JOIN US IN MEMORIALIZING COL. DAVID ‘MICKEY’ MARCUS AMONG 41 U.S. AND CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN ISRAEL’S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE (1947-1949).

10:00-10:50 - Coffee hour in the Jewish Chapel Social Hall.

Machal Monument in Jerusalem Dedicated

Fireworks in front of Machal Monument

On December 17th, 2017, the Machal Monument was unveiled and dedicated. The following is the day in pictures. Please donate online to keep the memory of the Foreign Volunteers of Israel's War of Independence alive.

The IDF had a Torch relay race.

 

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Machal Monument Rising

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The Machal Monument was installed on Thursday, December 14th (26 Kislev)!

Please donate on the Machal Memorial page and ensure that the Machal story is told for generations

Machal Overseas Volunteers Memorial to be Dedicated in Jerusalem 12/17/17

The Jerusalem City Council set Sunday, December 17, 2017 as the dedication date for the Machal Memorial now under construction adjacent to the Historic Ammunition Hill National Memorial Site. The striking sculpture (photo below) will honor the legacy of 4,800 Machal overseas volunteers who served in Israel’s War of Independence (1947-1949).

Jerusalem Machal Monument Planned

The planned Jerusalem Machal Memorial honors the legacy of the 4800 Machal volunteers from 59 countries (1100 from the United Sates and Canada who served in the creation and defense of the State of Israel during its War of Independence (1948-1949). It carries a powerful message furthering Jewish unity for all generations, present and future.

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