Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Flint passed away this September 16, 2017.
It has been a month since Mitch left us, the people on earth, and took a seat next to the Almighty.
Mitch was a man of many actions and activities, but what made him exceptional is his magic flying skills that helped Israel win the War of Independence in 1948-1949. With his courageous flying, he seeded the establishment of the glorious Israel Air Force as well as was a major factor in the survival of the nascent Jewish state. Israel is now a country that creates magic.
Mitch was the last man standing of Israel’s air-force first 101 Squadron and the one before last of 140 foreign volunteer pilots who were ‘recruited’ and were crazy enough to arrive in Israel to fly airplanes that could hardly be called airplanes and scare the aggressive, attacking Arab forces away.
A book – “Angles In The Sky,” by Robert Gandt, that tells the story of Mitch and his fellow men volunteers just came out.
A full feature film that, if produced, will be keeping the film Exodus very good company, is ready to be produced.
Mitch deserves to receive the highest recognition medal for excellent citizenship and bravery – from Israel and the United States.
There is a saying: ‘People who care, volunteer as a way of life’ – that was Mitch, that was every member of the Angels In The Sky band-of-brothers.