A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat

A Higher Call

Genre : Biographies,Memoirs

Subjects : German Aerial operations, Bomber pilots, Aerial Bombing, American Aerial operations, World War, 1939-1945, Fighter pilots, Biography, History
Pytanie : 18/12/2012
Editor :
Publisher : Berkley Hardcover
Format : Hardcover
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.
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat
ww2 books
WW2 - CROATIA ARMY - JURE FRANCETIC - NDH - USTASE ** VOJNA POVIJEST VP magazine
22.55
ww2 books
Time Life Series World War Two WW II Complete Lot Of 39 Hardcover Set WW 2
115.0
ww2 books
AIR FORCE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WORLD WAR 2. ROSIGNOLI, NEW HARDBOUND, Offer?
59.95
ww2 books
The Last Big Gun: At War & At Sea with HMS Belfast - WW2
28.99
ww2 books
FREE SHIPPING! Japanese WW 2 II Pacific War Battle of Okinawa Book 380Photo
56.0
ww2 books
Rare 1942 ww2 era RADOLEK RADIO PROFIT GUIDE CATALOG parts etc
14.99
ww2 books
13 each Book lot Aircraft B17 fighter Aviation REFERENCE BOOK WW2
89.0
ww2 books
We've Got A Job To Do Chicagoans And World War 2 Perry Duos And Scott Lafrance
5.0
ww2 books
Dresden Ruins 1949 Photo Book w/100+ photogravure - after WW2 bombing raid
199.0
ww2 books
BALLANTINE AVRO LANCASTER WW2 RAF BOMBER COMMAND DAMBUSTERS TALLBOY TIRPITZ *NM*
15.96
ww2 books
BALLANTINE ALLIED SECRET WEAPONS WW2 RADAR ATOMIC BOMB DAMBUSTERS MISSILES *NM*
31.96
ww2 books
ww2 P-38,P-39,P-40,P-51 ALLISON V-1710 SERVICE SCHOOL MANUAL HAND BOOK,vintage
199.99
ww2 books
1940 ATTACK! by Leland Jamieson 1st G&D HC/DJ VG/GD WW2
12.25
ww2 books
1944 U.S. Military War Department WW2 VD Venereal Disease STD Info Booklet
12.5
ww2 books
WW2 US FM 21-10 Military Sanitation July 1945
7.99
ww2 books
Soldier's Souvenir Handybook WW2 United States Army Handbook 1942 WWll WWII
14.99
ww2 books
WWII WW2 ENGLAND BRITISH ANTI HITLER HES A PERFECT GENTLEMAN THE SWINE BOOK
2.0
ww2 books
1946 U S War Department book advises WW2 Vets on RETURNING TO CIVILIAN LIFE
13.95
ww2 books
Time Magazine 4 October 1943 Generals Clark & Marshall Tom Connally World War 2
11.0
ww2 books
The ROLE of GENERAL WEYGAND - 1948 Out-of-Print WW2 FRANCE HISTORY BOOK
33.71
ww2 books
HORNED PIGEON by GEORGE MILLER - 1946 Out-of-Print WW2 POW ESCAPE STORY BOOK
26.21
ww2 books
BIRTH of an ARMY - Vintage 1943 Out-of-Print WW2 TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN HISTORY BOOK
26.21
ww2 books
ROAD to TUNIS by DIVINE - Vintage 1944 Out-of-Print WW2 U.S. COMBAT HISTORY BOOK
33.71
ww2 books
PRIVATE ARMY by VLADIMIR PENIAKOFF POPSKI- 1950 Out-of-Print WW2 HISTORY BOOK
56.25

O autorze

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.

Znaleźć na:

  • adam makos
  • higher call karo
Opublikowany w .

Napisz odpowiedź

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