Christmas 1943, a badly shot up B-17 struggled to stay in the air, it was the first mission for the 21-year-old pilot, half his crew lay wounded. Then the dark shadow of the feared Bf-109 pulled along side the bomber. Worse, at its controls was a German fighter ace looking for his next target. What happened next would later be called one of the most incredible acts of kindness between enemies.
Fascinating WW2 Story, When a Bf-109 Spared a Stricken B-17