• Short Summary

    Former Israeli Chief of Air Staff Major-General Mordechai Hod handed over his command to Major-General Benjamin Peled at a military parade at an un-named airbase in Israeli on Thursday (10 May).

  • Description

    Former Israeli Chief of Air Staff Major-General Mordechai Hod handed over his command to Major-General Benjamin Peled at a military parade at an un-named airbase in Israeli on Thursday (10 May). General Hod, one of the first graduates of the Israeli flying school in 1959, was retiring from active service. He is 47. During the June, 1967 war, he directed his forces in surprise attacks against Arab airbases -- paving the way for Israel's victory. He was appointed Chief of Air Staff in April, 1966.

    Major-General Peled, who was promoted to the rank from Brigadier-General on his appointment, was Second in Command of the Israeli Air Force under General Hod for several years. He was a graduate from a technical college in Haifa. During the 1967 war, he was Chief of Operations under General Hod.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4E1GGCAIVMM7Y5T9WSG48BD4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA4E1GGCAIVMM7Y5T9WSG48BD4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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