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Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident
 
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"The Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident occurred on 20 December 1943, when, after a successful bomb run on Bremen, Charles 'Charlie' Brown's B-17 Flying Fortress (named "Ye Olde Pub") was severely damaged by German fighters. Luftwaffe pilot and ace Franz Stigler was ordered to shoot down the crippled bomber, but instead, for humanitarian reasons, decided to allow the crew to fly back to their airfield in England. The two pilots met each other 40 years later after an extensive search by Charlie Brown and the friendship that the two developed lasted until their deaths several months apart.

Brown's damaged bomber was spotted by Germans on the ground, including Franz Stigler, who was refueling and rearming at an airfield. He soon took off in his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 (which had a .50 BMG slug embedded in the radiator which risked the engine overheating) and quickly caught up with Brown's plane. Through the damaged bomber's airframe Stigler was clearly able to see the injured and incapacitated crew. To the American pilot's surprise, Stigler did not open fire on the crippled bomber. Remembering the words of one of his commanding officers from Jagdgeschwader 27, Gustav Rödel, during his time fighting in North Africa, “You are fighter pilots first, last, always. If I ever hear of any of you shooting at someone in a parachute, I'll shoot you myself." Stigler later commented, "To me, it was just like they were in a parachute. I saw them and I couldn't shoot them down."

Sabaton - No Bullets Fly "
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6 Comments
Peiper Dec 26, 2016 @ 3:46pm 
should have killed the fuckers for what they did in the bomb raids.
火柴酱 Nov 3, 2015 @ 10:46pm 
good
{442} Halogen Nov 2, 2015 @ 11:24am 
SABATON LYRICS xD
Perpetually Busy Mar 22, 2015 @ 2:21pm 
It's actions like this that really inspire faith in humanity.
Cr Arrow -_B_G_- Mar 22, 2015 @ 4:27am 
Killing machine
Honour in the sky
B-17 flying home
Killing machine
Said goodbye to the cross he deserved

He risked his life 2 times that day
To save an unknown enemy
Escort to safety out of the kill zone
A short salute then departed

Fly, fighting fair
It's the code of the air
Brothers, Heroes, Foes
Wolfsblut Mar 16, 2015 @ 8:36am 
i wish there were more of them like him.. not just shooting as they were told.