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We found 17 Reddit comments about A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
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17 Reddit comments about A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II:

u/bantha121 · 11 pointsr/todayilearned

Regarding the part about not shooting down the victorious plane, if you get the chance, you should definitely read A Higher Call. It's a great book about the Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident, where Brown was flying a severely damaged B-17, and Stigler was ordered to shoot him down, but he didn't, and they met 40 years later and died a few months apart.

u/Crunchtopher · 9 pointsr/todayilearned

After a bit of research: A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II https://www.amazon.com/dp/0425255735/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_lJJwub0FAWJEN

u/plymer968 · 6 pointsr/Warthunder

I just started the book, A Higher Call, this afternoon.

u/Albino_Yeti · 6 pointsr/CombatFootage

Gotta plug a book I just finished, A Higher Call.
https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Call-Incredible-Chivalry-War-Torn/dp/0425255735/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485022791&sr=8-1&keywords=higher+call

It's about a German fighter pilot and an American bomber crew, it's the best WW2 book I've ever read.

u/R1CHARDCRANIUM · 5 pointsr/news

Yes, that is the one. Here is the book I was referring to.

u/ThatsWhatILikeAboutU · 4 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Yes ... I highly recommend the Book "A Higher Call" by Adam Makos (essentially a "Double Biography" telling these 2 mens' life stories and how they intertwine) I have given it as a gift to several friends who like history or aviation. Link to A Higher Call Book on Amazon

u/just-the-doctor1 · 3 pointsr/socialism

If you haven’t read it already “A Higher Call” is a great book about an encounter with a b-17 and a me-109. Told in both the perspectives of the U.S. pilot and German pilot. Very good read

u/HelloGunnit · 3 pointsr/il2sturmovik

While not written by a pilot, A Higher Call is based mostly on interviews with Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler. The majority of the book seemed to focus on Stigler discussing his career in 109s and later in 262s. I enjoyed it very much.

u/daxxruckus · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

If you like miltary history or WWII at all, A Higher Call was the best book I got on Audible. Absolutely amazing.

http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Call-Incredible-Chivalry-War-Torn/dp/0425255735

u/Friar-Buck · 2 pointsr/OzoneOfftopic

If he likes WWII nonfiction, I would recommend A Higher Call and The Hiding Place. I also liked this book on submarine Cold War espionage called Blind Man's Bluff.

u/gabeteli · 2 pointsr/Military

Read the memoir of German fighter pilot Franz Stigler, A Higher Call by Adam Makos.

u/TinyTinyDwarf · 1 pointr/Warthunder

Quote from the Pilot section about Franz Stigler.

>The things he experienced could easily fill a book

here it is (tho not just about him, it does give out alot of Franz's life in it)

Please, i beg you, read it, and if you have, Read it again. i've read mine 4 times in the past 2 months. please, just do. it's my favorite book, and as 16 who do nothing but play war thunder all day, reading a book, yet alone having a favorite one is something i rarely experience.

u/Strait409 · 1 pointr/sabaton

I might have to disagree. That song told a tale of a noble deed in the midst of unimaginable horror, and while one could argue it is not exactly sunshine and rainbows, is not quite, well, sad.

The whole story is quite incredible, really. I highly recommend this book.

u/librarianhuddz · 1 pointr/WWIIplanes

I just found out that many of the bombers didn't have the Norden and just bombed when the Norden equipped leader did. If that plane was blown out of the sky....well then thing fell where they may. Also timing/movement/chaos caused errors even when the lead was undamaged. Read that in this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Call-Incredible-Chivalry-War-Torn/dp/0425255735