A Higher Call. By Adam Makos.
This is the best book I’ve read in awhile. It captured me from the beginning and stuck with me to the end. A true story primarily from a German Air Force ace point of view. What I did not realize was that the Nazi Party was not liked by all soldiers. The Nazi Party was just that, a political party headed by a mad-man and many German soldiers did not agree with them.
There was a respect between the pilots that was interesting too. For many pilots they would not shoot at their enemy if he ejected from his plane and was parachuting down, as they hoped they would get the same respect someday if they needed it. This story starts with an American pilot who insists the author needed to talk to the German pilot first in order to get the real story.
The essence of the story is around December 20, 1943 when one of our B-17 bombers was so destroyed it could barely fly and a German pilot helped the pilot fly out of Germany, not knowing for 40 years if he ever made it across the sea to England.
It is well written and really gave me insight to another slice of the war I had not thought much about before…the war in the air with perspective from both sides of the war.