When a German Bf-109 spared a stricken American B-17

Christmas 1943, a badly shot up B-17 struggled to stay in the air, it was the first mission for the 21-year-old pilot, half his crew lay wounded. Then the dark shadow of the feared Bf-109 pulled along side the bomber. Worse, at it’s controls was a German fighter ace looking for his next target. What happened next would later be called one of the most incredible acts of kindness between enemies. -yt

Pilots Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown's first meeting


Self promoting this video and sending it back into the queue for one more try; last queued Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 8:27am PDT - promote requested by original submitter eric3579.


If you want to learn more about what happened, I recommend the book, A Higher Call, by Adam Makos and Larry Alexander.

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