B-17 saved by Luftwaffe pilot

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  1. Flyboy2

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    Just stumbled across this, thought you guys might like this interesting story

    snopes.com: Charlie Brown

    Don't know if this has already been posted because its pretty amazing, if it has, sorry
     
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    Quite the story. Just proves that some people did indeed have a heart.

    Charles
     
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    few pics...
    that gentleman with glasses is Mr. Brown and the other one is Herr Stiegler. On the pic bellow with 2 young guys is Herr Stiegler.
     

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    There are a couple threads on this I think in the Stories section. Great story.

    :salute:
     
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    I have heard of this story. Pretty amazing.

    :salute: to German Pilots.
     
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    here is a print I had signed by both nearly 15 years ago - sorry about the size..looking for my 'de sizer'
     

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    and believe it or not the story is not so exceptional, there are at least 2-3 others besides the night fighters pulling back and not whailing on RAF heavies that were under duress. I cannot say though as fact whether or not the crews from both sides ever met except for one special case and that was Herr Peter S. who met the RAF crew that he shot down on his trip to England some years ago.

    Peter told me it was quite a reunion
     
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    Thanks for posting this pic drgondog!
     
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    Thanks for sharing fellas...there's still hope for human kind after all!

    :salute:
     
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    Who says that chivalry and gallantry are dead?

    Yesterday I saw a video on a Youtube where Croatian soldiers rescue a wounded Serbian soldier from the forest. During Yugoslav civil war. Those were true soldiers not some hired guns whose mission was to kill everyone in their sights.

    I salute to both Brown and Franz.
     
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    I have actually heard of many accounts of this happening.

    I would love to get one of those signed paintings or prints.
     
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    yes its was no diffo in 1940' Battle of Britain' E.RUDOFFER was escorted to coast by a spitfire. and E RUDOFFER did the same later on.
    pilots in the war on all sides did this and japs. Russians too.

    its not a one off.

    tez
     
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    Amazing thats all I can say.....
     
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    well gents no offence to anyone here but I heard this story before and always wondered myself how could something like that ever happen? I mean this is a very amazing story but for me that sort of chivalry was always beyond understanding. I mean at one side you have a bomber and at the other side you have a fighter defending its own country and its fellow citizens. He knows what this bomber did to this city and still pardoing him?
    I mean I can exactly imagine what were the feelings of some Baltic Fleet pilot in the 1941 or 1942 who defended its home city of Leningrad under siege while hundreds of thousands were dying there..
    No offence to anyone, just some thoughts..
     
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    Well, some pilots probably felt that way, it's true. There are plenty of stories of straggling bombers be shot to pieces as well. But this about those rare fighter pilots who decided to show some mercy to a wounded enemy.
     
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