The Story Beginsc

An American B-17 crew was certain theyfd not live to see Christmas 1943c Mortally wounded and easy prey for Franz Stigler, whose ambitions to avenge the brother hefd lost at the warfs opening had earned him glory as an ace many times over - A 3rd kill in such a short period of time would certainly win him the coveted Knightfs Cross. The prospect was so easyc But upon reaching his helpless foe, would he claim the prize? Or would his conscience demand that he answer a Higher Call?

In one of the most inspiring stories to spring from the horrors of World War II, this honorable manfs decision to show mercy to his enemy would one day yield rewards far greater than any his country could bestow- the lives of many men & their grandchildren, and friendship with a one-time foe which would equal that of his own brother.

Now, three quarters of a century later, artist John D. Shaw recreates another visual snapshot from this remarkable incident in history..

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