Looking to his left, a Messerschmitt 109 suddenly appeared within 3 feet of his wing tip. Was this German assessing the damage? Taunting him just before the kill? Brown tried to steel himself for the inevitable. Surely only moments remained. How do you prepare yourself for impending death?
Charles Brown looked again. Now he could clearly see the face of his aggressor as they continued to fly side by side. Then . . . a strange thing happened. The German pilot did not scowl. His eyes registered no threat. No. To Brown's utter surprise, the pilot raised his hand and pointed ahead. Clearly, it was a follow-me sign.
With no other options, Charlie Brown complied. After what seemed like hours of flight time the two pilots finally reached the English Channel and Franz Stigler saluted his charge and rolled away.
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