Un Supérieur d'Appel: Une Incroyable Histoire Vraie de Combat

A Higher Call

Genre : Biographies,Memoirs

Sujets : German Aerial operations, Bomber pilots, Aerial Bombing, American Aerial operations, World War, 1939-1945, Fighter pilots, Biography, History
Question : 18/12/2012
Éditeur :
Éditeur : Berkley Couverture Rigide
Format : Couverture rigide
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9.10 x 6.20 x 1.50 in
ISBN-10 : 9780425252864
ASIN : 0425252868
Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail—a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called "the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II." This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day—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. "A Higher Call" follows both Charlie and Franz’s harrowing missions. Charlie would face takeoffs in English fog over the flaming wreckage of his buddies’ planes, flak bursts so close they would light his cockpit, and packs of enemy fighters that would circle his plane like sharks. Franz would face sandstorms in the desert, a crash alone at sea, and the spectacle of 1,000 bombers each with eleven guns, waiting for his attack. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American 8th Air Force would later classify as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention or else face 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.
Un Supérieur d'Appel: Une Incroyable Histoire Vraie de Combat
ww2 books
Book ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL, THE PARTNERSHIP THAT SAVED THE WEST 1939-1941 WW2
11.99
ww2 books
Book THUNDER BELOW THE USS BARB REVOLUTIONIZES SUBMARINE WARFARE IN WW2 FLUCKEY
9.99
ww2 books
1944 WW2 New York State Maritime Academy College School Yearbook "Eight Bells"
19.0
ww2 books
Lot (5) Vintage WWII Military War Books Navy Ships U-Boats Battle World War 2
18.23
ww2 books
WW2 German Luftwaffe " Handbuch der Luftfahrttechnik - HUGE TECHNICAL REFERENCE!
299.99
ww2 books
American Flight Jackets US Flyers' Jackets WW2 to Desert Storm Reference Book
70.0
ww2 books
WW2 WWII Time Life Book Blitzkrieg World War 2 WWII Hardcover Series HC
1.89
ww2 books
Big song magazines lot 1942 WW 2 era FREE SHIPPING
22.0
ww2 books
Douglas bader reach for the sky 1955 vintage edtion hardback world war 2 raf
3.92
ww2 books
PRISONER AT LARGE ( British POW escaped 5 times WW2 ) Ian Reid 1st UK SB VG
4.8
ww2 books
1942 BOXED ONI 41-42 JAPANESE NAVAL VESSELS - NAVY WW2 RECOGNITION GUIDE
De 29,99
ww2 books
Post WW2 Cold War Origins: NOVIKOV, KENNAN & ROBERTS Long Telegrams of 1946
12.09
ww2 books
Vintage US WW2 87th Infantry Division Unit ETO Wartime Service Progress Map
15.5
ww2 books
WW2 German SS Das Reich Divisional History Reference Book
30.0
ww2 books
BKL-199502 ArmourCollection 2/1995: T-35 Soviet WW2 heavy tank
19.9
ww2 books
WW2 Canadian Vokes, My Story Memorial Edition Reference Book
40.0
ww2 books
HOME GUARD TETTENHALL WWII VINTAGE WOLVERHAMPTON WW2 SOUTH STAFFS REGIMENT
163.76
ww2 books
Soviet Russian WW2 Long-Range Bomber Aircraft Yermolayev Yer-2 PLANE
11.4
ww2 books
WW2 German Condor Legion Luftwaffe in Spain, 1936-1939 Reference Book
60.0
ww2 books
WW2 German Waffen SS in the West Holland Belgium France 1940 Reference Book
30.0
ww2 books
WW1 WW2 US The Untold Story Of Douglas MacArthur Reference Book
10.0
ww2 books
WW1 WW2 Wings Of War Airborne Warfare 1918-1945 Reference Book
10.0
ww2 books
Maus A Survivors Tale Part 1 & 2 Art Spiegelman Pulitzer World War 2 Book Lot
19.99
ww2 books
WW2 Allies D-Day The Battle For Normandy & Paris Liberation Reference Book
10.0

A propos de l'Auteur

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and editor of the military magazine, Valor. In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber, a T-38 fighter with the Air Force, and was one of the few journalists privileged to examine Air Force One with its pilots. In pursuit of a story, Makos met Presidents, had tea with Prince Charles, and toured the DMZ border in Korea with American troops. The high point of his work occurred in 2008, when Makos traveled to Iraq to accompany the 101st Airborne and Army Special Forces on their hunt for Al Qaeda terrorists.
Larry Alexander is the author of the New York Times bestselling biography Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers. He is also the author of Shadows In the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II and In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company’s Battlefields With Sgt. Forrest Guth. Alexander has been a journalist/columnist for the Intelligencer Journal newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for more than thirteen years and has won numerous state-level awards for excellence in journalism.

Rechercher par:

  • adam makos
  • higher call karo
Posté dans .

Ecrire un commentaire

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. Apprenez comment les données de vos commentaires sont utilisées.