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

Kobo ebook | December 19, 2012

byAdam Makos, Larry Alexander

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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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THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERDecember, 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. Th...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 19, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101618957

ISBN - 13:9781101618950

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Superb Read An excellent write up of one man's compassion for his fellow man even during a time of war. I have been an aviation buff for many years and have never read such an engrossing story. The book tells many details about the air war during WW2 that are not commonly known and what the combatants on both sides dealt with on a daily basis. A great read - if you're interested in aviation at all, don't pass it up!
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The other side of The War What struck me was the exposition of the event that caused the book to be written was very short. Most of the book was a biography of Franz Stegler (sp), and his experience in the war. A good read nonetheless.
Date published: 2015-02-18
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!
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Higher Call An exceptional read!
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A decent read This is an incredible tale that's worth reading about. As far as war stories go, there won't be much here that you haven't read about in other books. Ultimately, unrestricted warfare benefits no one and destroys far more than buildings. But there's an underlying humanity through this tale that gives a ray of hope. The last few pages really brings everything together and makes this story one that will stay with you a long time. Stick with this book straight through to the very end; you'll be glad you did!
Date published: 2013-05-19