How Nazi Fighter Planes Saved Israel
War Is Boring

“On June 8, American Machal Gideon Lichtman and Alon engaged their Messrsagainst four Egyptian Spitfires on a bombing mission in an ironic rematch for the two types that had battled over England eight years later. Lichtman’s guns shot one of them down.”

Am I reading this right? I think you mean, “8 years earlier”?