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WW2 German fighter pilot saved U.S. bomber crew

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by macrusk, May 12, 2008.

  1. Kruska

    Kruska Member

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    Hello Alan 1971,

    I would say that it was the same incident since

    quote: "Then, in 1990, Stigler contacted him (Brown) from his new home in Surrey, B.C."

    There was far more chivalry in the war then some might believe. I remember my uncle (a Luftwaffe fighter pilot) telling me about the BoB.

    Despite everone viewing upon it as a merciless airbattle, there were many occasions when RAF and LW fighters came across each other, swaying with their wings and departing without having shoot at each other. Another uncle of mine (He was the Flightclass leader during Erich Hartmann's flightschool training) spoke of similar events in Russia.

    Regards
    Kruska
     
  2. Alan1971

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    Hi Kruska

    Thanx for the update. I would love to have one of those signed prints. I have googled but with no luck.

    Any ideas on where to look?
     
  3. Kruska

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    Hello Alan1971,

    Sorry I wouldn't know, but maybe you try and PM a message to Erich (See post 28 on this thread) - he is a very bussy fellow, but I believe that he could help you on that one.

    Regards
    Kruska
     
  4. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    On the note of Chivary in battle.

    I read about a dog fight which happened during the BoB between a Spitfire and an Me109, the two pilots both being considered aces fought for a while over England, but quickly were separated from the rest of there squadrons. while still dog fighting over the Channel. The 109 tried to head for home after running low on fuel and the Spitfire gave chase, eventually ending up over France. The fight continued for a short while after and eventually the Spitfire shot down the 109 over a field. The spitfire pilot stayed around to check that the 109 pilot made it to the ground safely, realizing that he had he swooped low over the German pilot and tilted his wings down at the pilot as a salute to a good dog fight, the German waved back.

    Later in the week the same 109 pilot with the same markings was again against the same squadron and somehow managed to attract the attention of the same spitfire pilot, seeing and recognizing the other pilots markings on the plane, the German pilot slowed down and leveled out away from the battle, the spitfire did the same and realizing that they were in fact the same pilots are before, simply waved and headed home, not wanting to fight such a gallant and chivalrous man.

    It was later found out that the German pilot was killed on the way home by friendly fire.

    A said end to such a chivalrous man.
     

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