Foreign volunteers in the IDF/AF

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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: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Country Victories Sh Ww2 Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
2ndLt Rudolph 'Rudy' AUGARTEN CARMI USA 4 1 2 F. Olynyk USAAF & IDF/AF 406FS; 101Sq IDF/AF P-47, ETO, 1944; Palestine, 1948. 2+3,2+6
PO Joseph John 'Jack' DOYLE Canada 4 1 C.Shores & C.Williams RCAF & IDF/AF 417Sq. RCAF, 101Sq IDF/AF Italy, 1942. Spitfire and P-51, 1948. 3
SLdr John Frederick MCELROY Canada 3 13 C.Shores & C.Williams RCAF & IDF/AF 54Sq,249Sq RAF,421Sq,416Sq RCAF; 101Sq IDF/AF Malta, Europe.Spitfire, Israel 1948 War. 14,3; 10+4sh and 3
SLdr Boris SENIOR South Africa 3 Cull, Aloni & Nicolle SAAF, RAF & IDF/AF 250Sq, RAF; TelAviv Sq, 105Sq Spitfire IX, P-51D, War of Independence. 1
FO Denzel Clifford W.'Denny' WILSON Canada 3 2 Shores; Aloni-Cull RCAF & IDF/AF 411Sq RCAF; 101Sq IDF/AF Spitfire IX, 1945, Palestine 48.
SLdr Gordon R. LEVETT Great Britain 2 D.Lednicer RAF & IDF/AF Spitfire, War of Independence. 1
Gideon 'Giddy' LICHTMAN USA 2 D.Lednicer USAAF & IDF/AF 3rdACG; 101Sq Avia S-199, 1948 War.
F/O Timothy John 'Tim' MCELHAW Great Britain 2 Cull Aloni Nicolle RAF 208Sq 2 REAF Spitfires, Palestine 48. POW.
FO Seymour Bernard 'Buck' FELDMAN USA 1 12 C.Shores (9+3 sh. V-1s) RAF, IDF/AF 54Sq, 3Sq, 274Sq; 101Sq Tempest, 1944. Spitfire, Israel 1948.
Len FITCHETT Canada 1 1 Cull, Aloni & Nicolle IDF/AF 103Sq 20/10/1948 Beaufighter, War of Independence.
Chalmers 'Slick' GOODLIN USA 1 D.Lednicer USN, IDF/AF Spitfire IX, Palestine, 1949.
Maurice 'Maury' MANN Great Britain 1 Cull, Aloni & Nicolle RCAF & IDF/AF 420(RCAF)Sq, 150Sq; TelAviv Sq, 101Sq Avia S-199, War of Independence.
Wayne PEAKE USA 1 Cull, Aloni & Nicolle IDF/AF 101Sq P-51D, War of Independence.
William 'Bill' SCHROEDER USA 1 Cull, Aloni & Nicolle USN & IDF/AF 101Sq Spitfire IX, one RAF Tempest, 1949.
F/O Roy BOWIE Great Britain 0,5 1 Cull Aloni Nicolle RAF 208Sq One REAF Spitfire, 1948.
Table: Foreign volunteers in the IDF/AF

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