Quote by Col. [ret.] ex US marine pilot who came to Israel as a volunteer in 1948 and led the first air attack on the Egyptian forces. This stopped the attempted invasion of the nascent state. Thus, on 29.5.48, near the Bridge of Ashdod, Tel Aviv [and all Israel] was saved.
"The book 222 by Arieh Yitzaaki was so well written! I was so excited reading it and so many of the details, so accurately recorded there, brought back so many special memories. I was a founder member of the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and the book, 222 brought back to life so many of the characters and heroes of those days.
Reading Arik´s book was like being back in time and re-experiencing what they and we all went through.
I do so appreciate Arik´s contribution to our history and our country.
I was the founder of the air-ground operation system of Israeli Air Force in 1948 and at that time I lived for 7 months with the Palmach fighters.
Reading 222, about those terrible days of the defense of Kfar Darom, was exciting but also a real privilege, as I was able to experience those days again through this well written book."