a very fascinating story.

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  1. Trebor

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    this story brought tears to my eyes. now THAT man was an honorable Luftwaffe pilot. he changes my mind about Luftwaffe pilots.

    snopes.com: Charlie Brown

    the cool thing is, they both lived near me! one in my state, and the other in Vancouver, BC
     
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    Very cool page...Thanks

    Some were out there an artist did a painting of this ...That how I first knew about it...Theres one of the painting at the Planes of Fame in Vail Arizona..

    :)oops: :oops: ...As an artist my self.. I "should" of got the name of the painter...Yes Haztoys has dropped the ball...)
     
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    :cry: a cant say anithig more
     
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    damn, that's an awesome picture. thanks, Njaco!
     
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    Thanks, its a great story.
     
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    no doubt of it! it changed my mind about some of the LW pilots. of course, every faction had a lot of jerk pilots/soldiers/sailors. that man was an honorable pilot.
     
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    Thanks Njaco...One day I will own a copy of that panting...I think I read the German flyer let others go too...
     
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    Frikkin awesome!!!! Germany had some good men...just a bad system of gov't.
     
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    There is also an old thread here about it.

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/when-enemy-friend-5982.html

    From what I've read, this was a single event by Stigler. He actually tried a few times to turn the bomber back towards Germany. It was a spur of the moment decision and nothing pre-planned. I believe it was his the only time he did this.
     
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