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    I'm reading a good one "A Higher Call." It's the complete story of the encounter between an Me109 and a shattered B-17 barely flying and trying to limp home. The authors spent 8 years tracking down the survivors, including both pilots. Despite the easy kill of the defenseless bomber that would have qualified him for the Knight's Cross at 30 victories, the Germanicon could not bring himself to do it and let them go. Great story highly recommended.
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    I'm reading a good one "A Higher Call." It's the complete story of the encounter between an Me109 and a shattered B-17 barely flying and trying to limp home. The authors spent 8 years tracking down the survivors, including both pilots. Despite the easy kill of the defenseless bomber that would have qualified him for the Knight's Cross at 30 victories, the Germanicon could not bring himself to do it and let them go. Great story highly recommended.
    The Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident occurred on 20 December 1943, when, after a successful bomb run on Bremen, 2nd Lt Charles "Charlie" Brown's B-17 Flying Fortress (named "Ye Olde Pub") was severely damaged by German fighters. Luftwaffe pilot Franz Stigler had the opportunity to shoot down the crippled bomber but did not do so. After an extensive search by Brown, the two pilots met each other 50 years later and developed a friendship that lasted until Stigler's death in March 2008



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