Born and raised in South Africa, Cyril Woolf enlisted in the South African Air Force in 1940 at the age of 27. Because of his electrical background, he was assigned to be an aircraft electrician, working on British-and American-made air planes in Egypt, and across Africa to Tunis and into Italy, with the #2 Fighter Squadron. Living in tent cities, Woolf speaks about Cairo, the Pyramids, Tripoli and seeing President Roosevelt in a motorcade in Tunis. During his five years in the service, Woolf also worked with the squadron that flew British Mosquito planes and used American-made Fairchild cameras to photograph the oil fields in Rumania. American servicewomen then made models of the terrain that were used in successful British bombing raids. Woolf also speaks about the importance of serving in the Air Force, and the education he received in seeing other areas of the world. He tells a heartwarming story of the emotional moment he arrived in America to live.

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