A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World W ar…

by Adam Makos, Larry Alexander

Penguin Publishing Group | December 19, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World W ar II is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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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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Published: December 19, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1101618957

ISBN - 13: 9781101618950

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sky high praises for A Higher Call! Reading like a narrative, I could not put this book down! A Higher Call challenged my perspective on many of the participants of World War II, and brought a human element into focus. I found A Higher Call very informative of the lives, places and events in World War II; and how it shaped our world today. A Higher Call gave me a greater appreciation for the hardships and challenges people of that era endured. This book found a home on my favourites shelf and is worthy of a second read!
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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World W ar…

by Adam Makos, Larry Alexander

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 19, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101618957

ISBN - 13: 9781101618950

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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.

INCLUDES PHOTOS