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 - buffalogr - LibraryThing
A dual biography of Franz Stigler (ME-109 pilot) and Charlie Brown, (B-17 pilot.) The two meet over Germany and both survive to the end of the war and meet nearly 50 years later. The story includes a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Chris_El - LibraryThing
A dual biography of Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown, M109/ME 262 pilot and B-17 pilot. The reason for the story was an incident where Brown and his crew were incredibly shot up. Stigler intercepted ... Read full review