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Posted on 12/09/2012 1:58:48 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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. Browns B-17 had been attacked by 15 German planes and left for dead, and Brown himself had been knocked out in the assault, regaining consciousness in just enough time to pull the plane out of a near-fatal nose dive.
HONOR IN WARTIME:American WWII pilot Charlie Brown (left) was struggling to keep his damaged bomber airborne in the skies over Germany in 1943 when Luftwaffe ace Hanz Stigler (right) flew alongside. Instead of firing, Stigler gave a salute. Painted by John D. Shaw/Copyright Valor Studios
None of that was as shocking as the German pilot now suddenly to his right.
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Thanks for posting this.
In the dark days which may be ahead, we would all be best reminded to keep our honor intact.
What a fantastic story..thanks for posting!
Thanks for the post.
Yes, I see the same dark clouds. But, we are truly in Gods hands.
Absolutely, and we will face Him some day.
ping read later
Wow! Long story but well worth the read. Thanks for posting.