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A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II / Adam Makos with Larry Alexander.

Makos, Adam. (Author). Alexander, Larry, 1951- (Added Author).

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Tunkhannock Public Library 940.544 MAK (Text) 31650000553334 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425252864
  • ISBN: 0425252868
  • ISBN: 0425255735 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 9780425255735 (pbk)
  • Physical Description: viii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2013.

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
A stranger in my own land -- Follow the eagles -- A feather in the wind -- Fire free -- The desert amusement park -- The stars of Africa -- The homecoming -- Welcome to Olympus -- The unseen hand -- The Berlin bear -- The farm boy -- The quiet ones -- The lives of nine -- The boxer -- A higher call -- The third pilot -- Pride -- Stick close to me -- The downfall -- The flying sanatorium -- We are the air force -- The squadron of experts -- The last of the German fighter pilots -- Where bombs had fallen -- Was it worth it?
Summary, etc.:
This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943 --the American--2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German--2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, German.
Bombing, Aerial > Germany > History > 20th century.
Bomber pilots > United States > Biography.
Fighter pilots > Germany > Biography.
Brown, Charlie, 1922-2008.
Stigler, Franz, 1916-2008.

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