Avi­a­tor who fought for Is­rael dies at 94

Texarkana Gazette - - RECORDS/NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES—Mitchell Flint, an Amer­i­can avi­a­tor who helped form the Is­raeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Is­rael’s first fighter squadron has died.

He was 94.

Flint, a for­mer US Navy fighter pi­lot, died Satur­day in Los An­ge­les of nat­u­ral causes, said his son, Michael Flint.

Flint was one of the found­ing mem­bers of “Machal,” a group of non-Is­raelis who fought in the 1948 Arab-Is­raeli War.

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