A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew with the squeeze of a trigger...
What happened next would defy imagination and later be called “the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.”
The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
On December 20, 1943, an American B-17 is trying to escape a mauling by FW-190's and ME-109's to reach the North Sea and eventually its base in England. As they approach the coast and the flack ... Read full review
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Really an excellent book. Written by a journalist it is a bit light on documentation but the story is a powerful one of courage and dedication to a cause. The inside look at the German Air Force ... Read full review
A Higher Call
The Third Pilot
Stick Close to Me
The Flying Sanatorium
We Are the Air Force
The Squadron of Experts
Welcome to Olympus
The Unseen Hand
The Berlin Bear
The Farm Boy
The Quiet Ones
The Lives of Nine
The Last of the German Fighter Pilots
Where Bombs Had Fallen
Was It Worth It?
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