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Stamp: Memorial Day 1989, Fallen Israeli Airforce stamp

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This stamp was issued in April, 1989 and it is drawing attention to the "Fallen Airman;s Memorial at Har-Tayassim".

The first memorial to the fallen of the Isaeli Airforce was put up on a hill in south-west of the village of Giv'at Yearim, in the place where a "Norseman" aeroplane of the "Air Service" had crashed during operation "Maccabi" in the War of Independence. On 10th May, 1948 the "Norseman", a light transport aircraft, left its base in order to assist the "Har'el" Brigade in the attack on Bet Mahsir. For reasons unknown, probably weather conditions, radio contact with it was lost and the aircraft and its crew of six disappeared. Only after the area had been captured and the road to Jerusalem opened, was the place where the crash took place discovered. The plane's engine was found in the Kessalon valley. Subsequently, the engine and its bent propeller were brought to this hill and set up as a memorial to the fallen of the Air Force. 

The stamp with an information sheet are enclosed in a plastic protection sheet

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