First air war in Palestine 1948-49

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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 27/05/2021

2ndLtRudolph 'Rudy'AUGARTEN CARMIUSA4F. OlynykUSAAF & IDF/AF406FS; 101Sq IDF/AFP-47, ETO, 1944; Palestine, 1948.2+3,2+6
POJoseph John 'Jack'DOYLECanada4C.Shores & C.WilliamsRCAF & IDF/AF417Sq. RCAF, 101Sq IDF/AFItaly, 1942. Spitfire and P-51, 1948.3
SLdrMordechai 'Modi'ALON KLIVANSKIIsrael3Cull, Aloni & NicolleRAF & IDF/AFTelAviv Sq, 101 Sq16/10/1948S.199, 1948.
SLdrJohn FrederickMCELROYCanada3C.Shores & C.WilliamsRCAF & IDF/AF54Sq,249Sq RAF,421Sq,416Sq RCAF; 101Sq IDF/AFMalta, Europe.Spitfire, Israel 1948 War.14,3; 10+4sh and 3
SLdrBorisSENIORSouth Africa3Cull, Aloni & NicolleSAAF, RAF & IDF/AF250Sq, RAF; TelAviv Sq, 105SqSpitfire IX, P-51D, War of Independence.1
FODenzel Clifford W.'Denny'WILSONCanada3Shores; Aloni-CullRCAF & IDF/AF411Sq RCAF; 101 & 199 Sq IDF/AFSpitfire IX, 1945, Palestine 48.1; 2 Palestine
SLdrGordon R.LEVETTGreat Britain2D.LednicerRAF & IDF/AF101 Sq, 106 SqInstructor. Spitfire, Palestine, 1948.1
Gideon 'Giddy'LICHTMANUSA2D.LednicerUSAAF & IDF/AF3rdACG; 101SqTest pilot. S-199, 1948 War.
FOSeymour Bernard 'Buck'FELDMANUSA1C.Shores(9+3 sh. V-1s)RAF, IDF/AF54Sq, 3Sq, 274Sq; 101SqTempest, 1944. Spitfire, Israel 1948.
LenFITCHETTCanada1Cull, Aloni & NicolleRCAF & IDF/AF103Sq20/10/1948Beaufighter, War of Independence.3+1sh ww2 (Gandt)
Chalmers 'Slick'GOODLINUSA1D.LednicerRCAF, USN, IDF/AF101 Sq, 106 SqTest pilot. Spitfire, Palestine, 1949.2(Laureau-Fern.)
Maurice 'Maury'MANNGreat Britain1Cull, Aloni & NicolleRCAF & IDF/AF420(RCAF)Sq, 150Sq; TelAviv Sq, 101SqMosquito, WW2. S-199, Palestine.
WaynePEAKEUSA1Cull, Aloni & NicolleUSAAF & IDF/AF101SqP-51D, War of Independence.
William 'Bill'SCHROEDERUSA1Cull, Aloni & NicolleUSN & IDF/AF101SqSpitfire IX, one RAF Tempest, 1949.
ColEzerWEIZMANIsrael1E. WeizmanIDF/AFTelAviv Sq, Negev Sq, 101SqS-199, Spitfire IX, War of Independence.0 (Cull et all)
StanANDREWSUSA0USAAF & IDF/AF101 SqS-199 Palestine, unit emblem drawer.
Sydney 'Sid'ANTINUSA0USAAF & IDF/AF80FG; 101 SqP-47 pilot, CBI; S-199, Palestine 1948.
Lionel 'Les'BLOCHSouth Africa0SAAF & IDF/AF4(SAAF)Sq; 101 SqSpitfire, MTO. S-199 pilot, 1948.
EddieCOHENSouth Africa0SAAF & IDF/AF2(SAAF)Sq; 101 SqSpitfire Italy; S-199, Palestine, 1948.
JackCOHENSouth Africa0IDF/AF4(SAAF)Sq; 199 SqSpitfire,MTO; Spitfire, P-51, Palestine.
SydCOHENSouth Africa0SAAF & IDF/AF45SAAF)Sq, 11(SAAF)Sq; 101 SqP-40, Spitfire MTO; S.199, Palestine.
Aaron 'Red'FINKELUSA0USAAF & IDF/AF101 SqSpitfire, Palestine, 1948.
Mitchell 'Mike'FLINTUSA0101squadron.comUSN & IDF/AFVF81, VMF216; 101 Sq, 35.FlightCorsair, 1945. S199, Harvard, Palestine.
Alexander 'Sandy'JACOBSGreat Britain0RAF, IDF/AF101 SqS-199, Palestine, 1948.
LouLENARTUSA0USMC & IDF/AF101 SqCorsair, WW2; S-199, 1948.
CaptChristopher LymanMAGEEUSA0F. OlynykUSMC & IDF/AFVMF-214; 101 SqBlack Sheep Corsair ace. Israel 1948.
LeoNOMISUSA0RAF, USAAF & IDF/AF71 Sq, 229 Sq, 57FG; 101 SqSpitfire, 1941-42. S-199, Palestine.
Charles 'Red'NOTTUSA0Dubious.IDF/AF101 SqSpitfire and P-51, Palestine, 1948.
MiltonRUBENFELDUSA0RAF, USAAF & IDF/AF421 Flght, AATC; 101 SqS-199, Palestine, 1948.
LeeSHAGANSouth Africa0IDF/AF
George 'Lee'SINCLAIRCanada0RCAF & IDF/AF
Baron 'Dov' 'David'WISEBERG BEN-SVIGreat Britain0IDF/AF101 Sq
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