The story of the Israeli Airforce (IAF) 101 Squadron – Forever with ME!!!
It was a warm night in the cold Israeli spring of 1948 when the founder of the 101 squadron, Modi Alon, met 2 of the squadron American volunteers and experienced WWII pilots, Stan Andrews and Bob Vickman. In a Tel-Aviv Cafe' the bonded 3 along with few others decided to choose a symbol for the 101 Squadron. Having on their minds the enormous Egyptian Army they soon had to fight, someone commented that the only one that truly defeated Egypt in the past was the Angel of Death.
The 2 American volunteers who were also aspiring-artists immediately started sketching a corresponding symbol. After perfecting their Sketches They gave it to my Master and he created this amazing American-Style and Skull-in-the-Middle artifact you see now. This symbol is very special and intriguing. It is also the first and only Israeli army (IDF) symbol to have a humane figure on it.
The story does not end well for the founder of the 101 Squadron and the 2 American volunteers. The 3 just-27-year-olds (and many others of their friends) all tragically lost their lives in soon-to-be encounters with the Angel of Death. Bob Vickman was lucky enough to survive a crash but he was not lucky enough to survive his Egyptian capturers. His body was never recovered from the Egyptian Desert.
See the first Symbol