US B17 Bomber (left) and German BF109 Fighter (right)
As a former commercial pilot, I had lots of exciting adventures (and a few brushes with death)—some of which I’ve talked about in these posts over the years.
But I never had an experience like that of Lieutenants Charlie Brown and Fritz Stigler, both World War 2 pilots. They met on December 20, 1943, 5 days before Christmas, in skies over Germany.
Charlie was a US bomber pilot returning to England after an attack on Germany.… Read more