IDF Promotes Israel's Top Fighter Ace at Age 80

(Ynet News) Yoav Zitun - Former Israel Air Force flying ace Giora "Hawkeye" Epstein, 80, was awarded the rank of brigadier-general on Wednesday. He downed an Egyptian Sukhoi Su-7 during the 1967 Six-Day War, downed four aircraft during the War of Attrition (1969-70), and downed 12 enemy aircraft during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

2018-09-14 00:00:00

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