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A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II

Author: Adam Makos; Larry Alexander
Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Group US, 2012.
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Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber's tail--a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Named Person: Charlie Brown; Franz Stigler; Charlie Brown; Franz Stigler
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Makos; Larry Alexander
ISBN: 9781101618950 1101618957
OCLC Number: 853110389
Description: 1 online resource (400 p.)
Responsibility: Adam Makos; Larry Alexander.

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Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber's tail--a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called -- A Higher Call Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American 8th Air Force would later classify as "top secret." It was an act that Franz could never mention or else face a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever.

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