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Amazing tale of a desperate
WWII pilot’s encounter
with a German flying ace

New York Post, by Maureen Callahan

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/9/2012 5:18:08 PM

On Dec. 20, 1943, a young American bomber pilot named Charlie Brown found himself somewhere over Germany, struggling to keep his plane aloft with just one of its four engines still working. They were returning from their first mission as a unit, the successful bombing of a German munitions factory. Of his crew members, one was dead and six wounded, and 2nd Lt. Brown was alone in his cockpit, the three unharmed men tending to the others. Brown’s B-17 had been attacked by 15 German planes and left for dead, and Brown himself had been knocked out in the assault,

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Story of chivalry and humanity amid chaos.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/9/2012 5:43:11 PM     (No. 9056832)

What an amazing story! Thanks for posting, OP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/9/2012 5:44:08 PM     (No. 9056833)

Even in war we humans are sometimes humane.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/9/2012 5:45:42 PM     (No. 9056836)

thanks for posting. sent it to my son who wants to join the air force.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: blueline, 12/9/2012 5:50:11 PM     (No. 9056839)

Wow. Thank you for posting this story.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Stegosaurus, 12/9/2012 5:55:24 PM     (No. 9056843)

I´d read this before. It is a famous story in the Air Force community. Would Stigler have been disciplined? I suspect his commander would have determined his guns had jammed and swept it under the table - just as Brown´s commander did.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cav160, 12/9/2012 5:59:10 PM     (No. 9056846)

Great story! Thanks for posting.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 12/9/2012 6:09:20 PM     (No. 9056850)

War brings out the best and worst of us ...

... leftists will never understand that.

Which is why, in the end, they will always lose.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/9/2012 6:55:58 PM     (No. 9056898)

Humbling. Humanity in war. Unfortunately, Islamists would never have that level of compassion and honor.

I can´t wait to read it!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: flutepilot, 12/9/2012 7:21:42 PM     (No. 9056929)

Adolph Galland was much the same way. Surviving pilots shot down in his area were brought for a meal in his personal mess before being transferred to a Stalag Luft. He once allowed the British to drop a new artificial leg for a British pilot who lost his in battle in Galland´s territory.

When he died there were more British and American pilots at his funeral than German.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/9/2012 8:02:00 PM     (No. 9056961)

I saw 4 pages and almost passed it up, so glad I did not. Wonderfully written and very interesting. Many thanks!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tonyl, 12/9/2012 8:08:46 PM     (No. 9056967)

My dad´s best friend was a Lt. in the Army in Europe during WWII. He said the captured common german soldiers seemed like guys you´d have a beer with. But the captured SS officers were a different story. The tragedy of WWII was that only a handful of bad guys got control over the majority and got them into that war. Japan too. And history can repeat itself.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/9/2012 8:11:22 PM     (No. 9056970)

"Leaders" build wars and exterminate millions. The ordinary mass of men do not. A story of chivalry. Thank you for posting, and most of all: Salute to Herr Stigler and Mr. Brown.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/9/2012 8:15:00 PM     (No. 9056977)

Oh I´m sorry but I can´t help myself...Charlie Brown? Shouldn´t it have been Snoopy?



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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/9/2012 8:33:51 PM     (No. 9056991)

The German military had a strict code of honor over hundreds of years. Hitler and his bunch tried to destroy that. They failed. The code persists today.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: susieq1, 12/9/2012 9:42:17 PM     (No. 9057056)

Very good read on a warm Sunday afternoon; makes one realize that all there are still some good men left.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: columba, 12/9/2012 10:37:36 PM     (No. 9057102)

Europe played its part in giving the gift of Christianity to us. Even in war Christian values outweigh. We as grandparents and parents have frittered away that foundation.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 12/10/2012 7:26:47 AM     (No. 9057305)

Most career Military Officers and Diplomats were men whose families had served Bismark and the Kaiser ................ men whose loyalty was to Honor, Tradition and Germany .......... and not the National Socialist Party usurpers of their nation.

The July 22 ´44 plot was not the first act of humanity by these men ............ and I´m not surprised few Germans honored Galland, the man noted above.

I traveled to the site where some of these Heroes were executed with piano wire [no one in Berlin could tell me how to get there]and the caretaker lamented how few Germans came, and that they had few brochures left in English.

NOTE.
Admiral Canaris´ widow was paid a US pension until her death, for his services to the Allies throughout the War ........ many not noted in the Jewish Virtual Library synopsis of his complex life.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/10/2012 10:37:18 AM     (No. 9057634)

Not every German military man was a Nazi SS thug.
Great story here.

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