Aukštojo Skambinkite: Neįtikėtinai Tikra Istorija apie Kovos

A Higher Call

Genre : Biographies,Memoirs

Temos : German Aerial operations, Bomber pilots, Aerial Bombing, American Aerial operations, World War, 1939-1945, Fighter pilots, Biography, History
Klausimas : 18/12/2012
Redaktorius :
Leidėjas : Berkley Hardcover
Formatas : Kietais viršeliais
Puslapiai : 400
Matmenys : 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.
Aukštojo Skambinkite: Neįtikėtinai Tikra Istorija apie Kovos
ww2 books
WW2 German Camouflage Uniforms of the German Wehrmacht Reference Book
100.0
ww2 books
BATTLE CRY OCTOBER 1967 NAZI PULP FICTION MAGAZINE WW2 RARE
30.0
ww2 books
WW2 Yugoslavia Greece La guerre dans les Balkans Operation Marita Reference Book
65.0
ww2 books
WW2 US Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers Ship Craft 16 Reference Book
30.0
ww2 books
WW2 Soviet Russian BM 13N Katyusha on ZIS 6 Multi Rocket Launcher Reference Book
13.0
ww2 books
WW2 Japanese Yamato Class Battleships Ship Craft 14 Reference Book
30.0
ww2 books
WW2 German S Boats Ship Craft 6 Kriegsmarine Reference Book
30.0
ww2 books
WW2 German Panzertruppen Armoured Troops 1935-45 Reference Book
80.0
ww2 books
WW2 German Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Ship Craft 20 Reference Book
30.0
ww2 books
WW2 German Anti Tank Weapons Panzerbuchse Panzerfaust Reference Book
50.0
ww2 books
WW2 British Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine Armor Photo History 3 Reference Book
45.0
ww2 books
WW2 Allies Allied Bombers 1939-1945 Reference Book
40.0
ww2 books
1946 POST WW2 CARTOON CARICATURE BOOK "Sitting on the Fence" PALESTINE ISRAEL
100.0
ww2 books
WW2 German Au Coeur du Reich Allemagne 1945 Reference Book
45.0
ww2 books
Hans Rödel Hilfsbuch für den hauptfeldwebel German WW2 1942 edition
35.0
ww2 books
Grey and Scarlet Ada Harrison Illustrated Robert Austin 1944 WW2 Wrapper
25.57
ww2 books
VINTAGE..WW2 AIRCRAFT MODIFICATIONS HISTORY..HISTORY/PHOTOS/DETAILS..RARE! (46K)
12.99
ww2 books
Origins of the First World War (2nd Edition)
3.85
ww2 books
The B-17 in World War 2: Flying Forts
3.85
ww2 books
WW2 US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater 1943-45 165 Osprey Reference Book
20.0
ww2 books
RARE, JEANNE RAPP SIGNED, THEY CONQUER WHO ENDURE, WW2, KOREAN, & VIETNAM WAR
20.0
ww2 books
RARE, JOHN REARDON SIGNED, 1ST ED, OUR WWII HEROES, WW2, COMBAT NARRATIVES
20.0
ww2 books
SOLDATEN THE GERMAN SOLDIER IN WORLD WAR 2 V1. HOLLAND FIREFLY COLLECTION
24.5
ww2 books
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces Soviet Aces of World War 2 SC MINT
19.95

Apie Autorius

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.

Surasti:

  • adam makos
  • higher call karo
Paskelbtas .