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Gordon Levitt?Edit

Is he really so notable to take up most of the article? Did he fly all the planes himself or something? Removing his sections until that is determined. Scryer_360 (talk) 02:36, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

According to the American Jewish Committee in Israel at Sixty: The Road to Independence: "Much of the materiel obtained in Operation Balak was flown to Palestine by Gordon Levett, a Royal Air Force pilot who left England and flew missions under cover of darkness to bring planes and arms to the Yishuv. He was one of roughly 5,000 foreign volunteers who came to fight for Jewish independence in Palestine – but one of the few non-Jews. Levett transported dismantled German Messerschmitt fighter planes, which were taken in pieces from Czechoslovakia, reassembled and repainted, and used as the backbone of the new Jewish state's air force." [1] As the preceding quote illustrates, there were many volunteers besides Levett. But he was the principal pilot of the operation. So I'm restoring what you deleted. If you wish to add to the entry, please cite sources and go ahead. MarmadukePercy (talk) 03:26, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

101squadron and "affinity for the underdog"Edit

Is there some reason this random website is a reliable source, and can somebody explain to me how they think that saying somebody had an affinity for the underdog is in any way appropriate for an encyclopedia article? nableezy - 22:58, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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