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The Desert Hawks: An American Volunteer Fighter Pilot's Story of Israel's War of Independence, 1948

By: Nomis, Leo; Cull, Brian

Price: $18.99

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1998

Seller ID: 9528

ISBN: 1898697825

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Unread, unmarked, pristine. 16 pages of b&w photos. Contains appendices, index and further reading list. Although not Jewish, Leo Nomis volunteered in 1948 to fight with the Israeli Air Force in its struggle against its Arab neighbors and became one of the legendary "Desert Hawks." Lomis was the son of a World War I instructor pilot who was killed in a flying accident in 1932. He volunteered to join the RAF in 1940 to fight against the Germans. He served with di... View more info