Prequel to A Higher Call. December 1043 The stricken B-17F Ye Olde Pub of Charles L.Brown and crew nearly met disaster following a bomb run over Bremen, Germany. Wrestling the Pub out of its death-dive, Brown had no way of knowing hed leveled out above a fighter base at which ace Franz Stiglers Bf-109 had just been refueled & armed. As the American bomber limped overhead, Stigler and crew watched in amazement & excitement as this easy prey would not be only the 2. B-17 he would claim that day, and add another kill to avenge his beloved brother hed lost at the start of the war, but also would earn him the coveted Knights Cross.
It was not to be Upon Pursuing & catching the Americans, Stigler saw the pain & fear on the faces of the helpless B-17 crew. Conscience and a sense of honor overrode his military duty, and at the risk of his own execution, he escorted the wounded plane to the coast and on to safe passage, saluting Brown and his astonished crew.Half a century later the 2 pilots would meet, and the former enemies would develop a friendship so close that Stigler would come to consider Brown to be as the brother hed lost. Main Edition "Prey for Mercy" print hand signed and numbered by artist John Shaw. 3" x 4.5" hand autographed photo of Franz Stigler! Signed by Franz in 2001, across the front in dark blue marker. Matching photo of Charlie Brown (unsigned).
Color photo of Franz and Charlie together. A relic from the B-17G "My Buddy" lost over Europe to be framed in with your print. A relic from a Bf-109 shot down over Germany. Franz's 6th Squadron pin + an 8th AF pin. 9" x 12" Franz and Charlie Portrait Prints.Certificates of Authenticity for the print, relics & Stigler autographed photo. The above package is available in a limited quantity only from Valor Studios.
The item "Prey for Mercy by John Shaw INCLUDING EXCLUSIVE Franz Stigler Signed Photo" is in sale since Tuesday, May 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".The seller is "valorstudiosinc" and is located in Broomfield, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.