TITLE

Pardon for Exporter Who Shipped Planes to Israel

PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Apr/May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of U.S. President George W. Bush in December 2008 to grant a posthumous pardon to Charlie Winters, a Miami, Florida businessman who delivered two B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers to Jews fighting for the independence of Israel in 1948. The decommissioned planes were purchased by Winters for his fruit business and he donated to Israel. The victory of the Israeli is largely attributed to the planes. He was fined $5,000 and sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating the Neutrality Act of 1939.
ACCESSION #
36878876

 

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