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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World W Ar II

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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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