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The Resource 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

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

Label
A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II
Title
A higher call
Title remainder
an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Adam Makos ; with Larry Alexander
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day--the American, Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German, Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions during the war. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American Eighth Air Force would later classify as top secret. It was an act that Franz could never mention without 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 for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Makos, Adam
Dewey number
940.54/443092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D785
LC item number
.M34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alexander, Larry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Bomber pilots
  • Fighter pilots
  • Brown, Charlie
  • Stigler, Franz
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BUD-4046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 392 p.,[16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780425252864
Lccn
2012015546
Other physical details
ill.
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BUD-4046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 392 p.,[16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780425252864
Lccn
2012015546
Other physical details
ill.

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