A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II / Adam Makos with Larry Alexander.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville||940.54 MAK (Text)||76895000240806||1st Floor Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780425255735 (pbk.) :
- ISBN: 0425255735 (pbk.) :
- Physical Description: viii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-392).
|Formatted Contents Note:|| A stranger in my own land -- Follow the eagles -- A feather in the wind -- Fire free -- The desert amusement park -- The stars of Africa -- The homecoming -- Welcome to Olympus -- The unseen hand -- The Berlin bear -- The farm boy -- The quiet ones -- The lives of nine -- The boxer -- A higher call -- The third pilot -- Pride -- Stick close to me -- The downfall -- The flying sanatorium -- We are the air force -- The squadron of experts -- The last of the German fighter pilots -- Where bombs had fallen -- Was it worth it?
|Citation/References Note:|| PW 12/10/2012
|Summary, etc.:|| This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943 --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.
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