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The Resource 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

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

Label
A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II
Title
A higher call
Title remainder
an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Adam Makos with Larry Alexander
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Relates the true story of two World War II airmen, one American and one German, who put aside the conflict and helped each other to safety in the wake of a damaged aircraft, and describes their meeting again forty-seven years later
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10168268
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/443092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D785
LC item number
.M34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Contents
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?
Control code
ocn826823788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 392 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780425252864
Lccn
2012015546
Other control number
40021814639
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)826823788
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Contents
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?
Control code
ocn826823788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 392 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780425252864
Lccn
2012015546
Other control number
40021814639
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)826823788

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