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Lsupimp
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Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace

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He craned his neck and yelled back for his top gunner, screamed at him to get up in his turret and shoot this guy out of the sky. Before Brown’s gunner could squeeze off his first round, the German did something even weirder: He looked Brown in the eye and gave him a salute. Then he peeled away.


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CurDog
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
great story


this is unrelated to your story, but i got uverse the other day and found the military history channel. i spent the better part of the day watching that channel. in the time i watched it, they had shows on the last week of ww2, omaha beach and scout sniper school.



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VetteGuy
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Waldo Pepper?


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wahoocs
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
As always, thanks for posting.

Sending to my dad.


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KosmoCramer
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Amazing story.


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IonaTiger
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
My son sent me this story today. Great story.


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wallowinit
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Freaking Awesome story.
to both men.


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stout
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Thanks for the link. That was an awesome read.


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Oyster
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Great story.


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Barrister
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
WOW......the world would be a better place if people till had this kinda honor


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prplhze2000
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
wow. just wow.


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Arbengal
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Fantastic article. Thanks for sharing! We could use some of this in Washington now!


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Scruffy
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Great story.


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HurricaneDunc
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Awesome. I still hope that sort of civility exists in war somewhere.


Rambler
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
I knew the story, but didn't realize someone had written a book. The video was really good, too. Thanks for posting!



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Master of Sinanju
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Jwodie
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Great story.



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Meauxjeaux
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
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“Good luck,” he’d said to Brown from his cockpit. “You’re in God’s hands.”

The two men, in many ways, had parallel lives. Stigler had one daughter; Brown, two. Both were Christians, and in combat, Stigler kept rosary beads in his left pocket, the paint stripped bare from terror. Brown flew with a Bible in his pocket, and in moments of extreme fear he’d pat it “so that my prayers would beam up faster.”




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siliconvalleytiger
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
Great story. True soldiers with honor!


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Jim Rockford
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re: Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace
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Awesome. I still hope that sort of civility exists in war somewhere.


If that sort of civility existed everywhere, there wouldn't be any war.


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