Col. Joseph Alon (left) was an ace fighter pilot in Israel. He is shown here in 1969 with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan (center) and Mordechai Hod, commander of the Israeli air force. (Alon family via Associated Press)

Col. Joseph Alon (left) was an ace fighter pilot in Israel. He is shown here in 1969 with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan (center) and Mordechai Hod, commander of the Israeli air force. (Alon family via Associated Press)